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Wau football: Two Al Ahali players expelled while coach, five others suspended

Author: Sports Writer | Published: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Angry footballer assaulting referee Sezarina Gabriel the moment he was sent off. (Photo: Courtesy).

The Wau Local Football Association in Western Bahr el Ghazal has expelled two Al Ahali FC players who assaulted a female referee and suspended their coach along with five colleagues for misbehaving during a Sunday competition.

The incident occurred during the game between  Al Tadanum and Al-Ahli – where Ms. Sezarina Gabriel, a female referee red-carded Al-Ahali player named Mario over on-pitch misconduct.

According to the association, the club players were playing rough on the pitch, and one of them, Mario Gabriel Dau was verbally warned of unfair play in the first half.

During the second half, Gabriel committed a foul and was called upon by the referee when he responded by insulting the referee.

When he was red-carded, angry Gabriel slapped the referee twice and his teammate Santino Marko kicked the ball against referee Ms. Sezarina Gabrielin in protest of the red card, according to association investigation findings.

The Al Ahali coach, Ali Hassan, and four other players of his, Louis Santino, Duang Riing Lang, Emmanuel Bashir Dor, and Daniel Tier Marial are suspended for reportedly supporting the behavior of the defiant colleagues which led to the discontinuation of the match.

In its decision, the local football association awarded the Altadanum with a win over the unfinished match.

It did not state the period of the suspension, but the suspended individuals are awaiting further investigations.

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