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Nigeria’s Bayelsa ready for How Mine

BAYELSA United head coach, Richard Bubagha says first choice goalkeeper, Gambo Gideon will be ready for Saturday’s Caf Confederation Cup second round, first leg against How Mine at Barbourfields Stadium.
The goalkeeper was stretchered off in the Glo Premier League match day at Gombe United on Sunday but has since recovered.
“Our first choice goalkeeper, Gambo Gideon is fully recovered for the game against How Mine of Zimbabwe and will be the first pick for the crucial game.
“We’re together right now in Abuja with other players preparatory for our departure on Wednesday to Harare.
“Gambo trained (on Tuesday) with the rest of the players as he showed no sign of tiredness or weakness but was himself throughout the training session.
“So our initial fear that he may miss the tie has been doused, our confidence to make Nigerians proud has just got a renewed boost.
“Our team is 100% intact, no injury worry, all the players are raring to go to get decent away result that’ll make the reverse fixture a bit easier.
“Nigerians should be rest assured that we won’t disappoint them but will strive at all times to make them happy,” Bubagha said to Supersport.com.
While Bayelsa are making progress on their players, How Mine will take to the field without the injured pair of Warren Dube and Timothy January, who have not recovered from knocks from the match against St Michel.
Coach Philani Beefy Ncube however remains confident.
“I don’t think they will recover in time, but we have enough players to replace them for the match,” he said.Advertisement