FIFA suspends Falcons’ Njoku for three matches
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has suspended Super Falcons defender, Ugo Njoku, for three matches over an incident during their second group match against Australia on June 12 in Winnipeg.
Though details of the incident was not given by FIFA, Njoku has also been fined CHF 3,000 as well as being issued with a warning by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee after being found to have breached art. 48 par. 1 (d) of the FIFA Disciplinary Code (FDC).
Njoku, who did not feature in Falcons’ first game against Sweden, came in as a second half substitute against Australia.
Disciplinary proceedings had been opened in accordance with art. 77 (a) of the FDC, which states that the Disciplinary Committee is responsible for sanctioning serious infringements, which have escaped the match officials’ attention.
The first of the three-match suspension is to be served in today’ fixture between Nigeria and USA on 16 June 2015, with the remaining two to be served either at any subsequent matches within the competition or, in the case that Nigeria would be eliminated, at the next official matches of the Nigerian national team in analogous application of art. 38 par. 2 lit. (a) of the FDC.
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