Eagles’ defender, Papa Idris, loses brother

Papa Idris

After losing his spot in the Super Eagles squad, Papa Idris found he also lost his brother.By Tunde Eludini


After being dropped from the Super Eagles squad over the weekend, Kano Pillars’ Papa Idris was confronted with the news of the death of his brother.

Idris, was termed the biggest casualty among the nine local players dropped on Sunday ahead of the September 9 clash with Liberia. And just as he arrived in Kaduna, from Abuja, on the same day, he got the news of the demise of his elder brother.

Attempts by PREMIUM TIMES to get Idris on phone proved abortive as he did not pick his calls

Kano Pillars’ spokesman, Idiris Mailikawa, however, told PREMIUM TIMES that the former Kaduna United player is ‘totally down’ over the death of his older sibling.

“It’s very sad that he (Idris) is going through a very difficult time because he lost his senior brother yesterday (Sunday)” Mailikawa said.

“I know the two of them are very close and he will surely miss him, I hope he gets himself together on time and move on with life,” he added

Touted to be one of the best defenders on the home front, Idris was reportedly dropped due to an injury. He is currently grieving with his family in Kaduna.

Meanwhile, Kano Pillars have sent a delegation to Kaduna to commiserate with the player over the incident. Some of the top managers were in Kaduna on Monday to pay the player a condolence visit.


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