Why Ezekiel Bassey Didn’t Make His Barcelona Debut Against Athletic Balears


Barcelona new signing Ezekiel Bassey was among the players not listed for action by coach Gerard Lopez when the B team lost 1-2 to Athletic Balears.

Ezekiel arrived the club on loan from Nigeria Premier League side Enyimba FC of Aba on transfer deadline day, but wasn’t dressed for today’s game due to issues outside his football abilities.

The 20 year old has been impressive in traning with the B team, but he is yet to be granted a work permit which will allow him play in competitive games even for the main team.

He will be issued a work permit in around three weeks time as exclusively reported by Owngoalnigeria.com few days ago, but he has to travel back to Nigeria for the process to be complete.

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