Rivers United defender hit with three-match ban

Rivers United Defender

Rivers United defender Ayobami Asekunowo will miss the next three games of the club’s fixtures in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign.

The Rivers United defender who plays a full back  position, was hit with a three-match ban.

This happened after he received a straight red card from referee, Sani Mohammed in the closing stages of United’s 2-3 defeat to Niger Tornadoes at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja – in a match day six NPFL game decided on Sunday.

Asekunowo will now miss United’s NPFL games against Shooting Stars Sports club (in Ibadan on March 19), Sunshine Stars (in Port Harcourt on March 23) and Ikorodu United (in Lagos on March 27).

Sunday’s game represented the first time the Rivers United defender was starting a game for United this season.

The player was not listed in the club’s first three games this season against Enyimba, MFM FC and FC Ifeanyi Ubah.

The Rivers United defender has to watch his team mates play from the sidelines until his ban elapses.