Bereaved Idris mourns brother


Sunday seemed to be a day of double tragedy for Papa Idris. After losing his spot in the Super Eagles team along with eight others, he was subsequently hit with the shocking news of his elder brother's death.

The Kano Pillars defensive juggernaut has battled with injuries in recent times which culminated in him losing his place in the national team, as he and eight others were dropped earlier on Sunday by coach Stephen Keshi.

The 23 year-old who made his international debut for Nigeria in a friendly match against Angola is now back home in Kaduna grieving with his family.

The management of Kano Pillars sent a delegation yesterday to commiserate with the player and his family over the unfortunate incident.

Idris recently turned down the chance to join Croatian club HNK Rijeka, stressing his reluctance to rush to Europe having just cemented his place in the national team set-up.

He also disclosed that the financial offer was paltry and the terms of the contract being offered were unclear to him.