By Johnny Edward:
AS Monaco left-back Elderson Echiejile has been handed a two-match ban for his expulsion in Monaco’s 4-1 defeat away to Vincent Enyeama’s Lille last Sunday after an appeal, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The Nigerian international will now miss Monaco’s home clash against Olympique Marseille this Sunday and an away trip to his former team Stade Rennes in a fortnight.
Another defeat could see Monaco lose further grip on Ligue 1 third place.
The sending off was his first ever in the Ligue 1 and his second in his career in Europe.
Meanwhile, Monaco will hope to end their winless streak of five games against Marseille at home with their last victory coming away to champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Monaco are currently third with 55 points from 33 games.