Katsina United takes on Kano Pillars without superstar captain Usman Barau (Reason)
– Katsina United star Usman Barau gutted he will miss Kano Pillars derby
– I’m angry that I will miss Katsina United VS Kano Pillars match – Usman Barau
Katsina United defensive midfielder Usman Barau has said he is devastated he will miss Sunday’s derby at Kano Pillars after he was sent off in his team’s last game against Plateau United.
The all-action defensive midfielder did not feature in a thrilling 2 – 2 draw between the two clubs on the opening day of the season at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina due to accumulation of yellow cards from the previous season.
He will again miss out when his team visit Kano for the reverse leg owing to suspension after he received a second yellow card before being given a marching order against the league champions Plateau United.
The former Malumfashi United star told scorenigeria.com.ng: “I am already regretting the fact that am not going to be part of the squad that will travel to Kano.
“I never saw this coming at all. I missed out in the first leg at home due to accumulation of cards and I had already prepared my mind ahead of the return leg only to be dealt a big blow.”
However, he said he will support his team to get a result in Kano.
“That I am not going to be part of the team does not mean I won’t help the team. I will support the team with prayers so that they can come back with a positive result,” he said.
“The match is going to be very tough because it’s a local derby, but I trust and believe in my team. They will spring up surprise in Kano.”