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2022 World Cup : Iwobi Faces More Punishment, Ban From Nigeria’s 2022 World Cup Playoff



Super Eagles star midfielder, Alex Iwobi who plays for Everton, will miss Nigeria’s match against Ghana for a spot in the 2022 World Cup taking place in Qatar.

This comes as a result of the red card he had received during the Super Eagles 1-0 loss to Tunisia, yesterday.

Blaze Newz recalls that midfielder was sent off for a foul after coming on as a substitute in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 match against Tunisia.

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Maguette N’Diaye, a Senegalese referee, had first issued a yellow card for the foul.

However, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) encouraged him to check the pitch-side monitor, and he did so, upgrading the yellow to a red.

Iwobi has been banned for the Super Eagles’ next African fixtures, which coincidentally include a match against the Black Stars.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.


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