The Confederation of African Football has announced a 12-month ban on Warri Wolves reserve goalkeeper Rhiogbere Tejiri for acts for indiscipline .
The governing body said the heavy suspension was placed on Tejiri following a row during Warri Wolves’ 3-0 Confederation Cup first leg defeat to AFC Leopards in Congo.
The decision was one of several taken by CAF during its disciplinary board meeting on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt.
Tejiri was accused of spitting at the assistant referee as the goalkeeper, who was not in action, was apparently unhappy with some of the calls during the match.
CAF stated on its website that the one-year ban “will be communicated to FIFA, who may extend it internationally.”
Wolves host Leopards in the return leg of their play-off tie this weekend with the winners reaching the group phase of Africa’s second-tier club competition.
The Warri side are the only Nigerian club left on the continent following the early exits of Kano Pillars, Enyimba and Dolphins.
– Complete Sports