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Sports News of Saturday, 23 May 2020


Fortuna Dusseldorf coach gives update on Bernard Tekpetey ahead of FC Cologne derby clash

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Fortuna Dusseldorf head coach Uwe Rösler has ruled out fit-again Bernard Tekpetey from Sunday's German Bundesliga derby clash against FC Cologne.

Tekpetey together with star man Dawid Kownacki missed the Red and White outfit's last week goalless draw match against SC Paderborn due to injury.

The pair rejoined their teammates in training this week hoping to make the cut for the much-anticipated derby encounter against FC Cologne at the RheinEnergieStadion on Sunday.

But coach Rösler has confirmed that it is only Kownacki who could be involved in the game, failing to give update on Tekpetey.

"Dawid Kownacki could be for the first time since his injury are back in the squad, but with Bernard I'm not sure,”said Rösler.

Tekpetey's compatriots Nana Opoku Ampomah, Kelvin Ofori and Kasim Nuhu are expected to make the match-day squad.

He is yet to get off the mark for the side since joining on a two-year loan deal from Schalke 04 last summer.