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CAF Hands Onazi Two-Match Ban

CAF Hands Onazi Two-Match Ban

By James Agberebi:

Super Eagles midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has been slammed with a two-match suspension by Confederation of African Football following his sending off in Saturday's 2-0 AFCON qualifying win against Chad in Kaduna.

Onazi was sent off after getting into a scuffle with Chad players after the referee had awarded the Eagles a penalty, which was converted by Odion Ighalo.

According to the Nigeria Football Federation official website, a circular sent to the NFF from the CAF Secretariat stated that for the “violent conduct, player No.17 Eddy Ogenyi Onazi was expelled and he is automatically suspended for his next two official matches: Tanzania Vs Nigeria and Nigeria Vs Egypt.”

Eagles next game is against Tanzania in Dar-es-Salaam on September 5 on Matchday 2 of the qualifiers, and will then host Egypt on March 25, 2016.

Onazi won the title with the Super Eagles at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa and was also in the Nigeria squad that reached the Round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil last year.

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