El Kanemi’s Kofarmata ‘sorry’ for letting teammates down

El Kanemi’s Kofarmata ‘sorry’ for letting teammates down

El-Kanemi of Maiduguri forward, Bello Kofarmata has apologised to his team after he scored a goal and bagged red card in his side win over Kano Pillars in the match day two of Nigeria professional football league on Thursday.

Kofarmata opened the scoring for the Borno Army in the 20th minute, Rabiu Ali then equalised for the Sai Masu Gida before Abdulrazak Aliyu got the match-winner in the 71st minute .

Kofarmata, a former Pillars striker secured his matching order in the 86th minutes of the game when he was dismissed for elbowing Pillars Victor.

“I can’t actually explain what really happened and how it all happened but I am grateful to Allah that we secured the three points,”

“I will behave more appropriately next time because I almost let my teammates down. We were leading 2-1 and we were under pressure at the time I received the red card. It could have been worse but we thank God everything ended well for us.

The attacker will miss his team’s crunch game against underperforming Plateau United in Ilorin but he urged his teammates to sustain their level of performance if they are to secure their third consecutive win.


“We are on top of our group with six points. I don’t think anybody would have wished us that at the beginning of the season but it is the reality now.


“We cannot afford to rest yet because we have another game on Sunday against Plateau United in Ilorin. It is a game we cannot afford to lose to maintain our good start to the season.”

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