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Super Falcons defender, Njoku suspended for elbow on Australian

15 June 2015, 08:57

Abuja - Super Falcons defender, Ugo Njoku has been punished for the elbow she threw at Matilda’s striker Sam Kerr, during a match in Group D between Nigeria and Australia at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.

The Nigerian Njoku has been banned for three games by world's football governing body FIFA. The decision was announced on Monday after the Disciplinary Committee looked at the incident in the game in Winnipeg last Friday morning.

Also read: Defender Ugo Njoku has been suspended three games

Njoku, who was a 52nd minute substitute for Ohale in the 2-0 loss to Australia escaped any form of sanction from the referee, after she threw an elbow on Sam Kerr's chin during the game but the video clearly shows the incident which left Kerr in serious pain. 

She'll now miss the all-important clash between Nigeria and USA in the last group match on June 16, however if the African champions, Nigeria reach the last four in the tournament then Njoku will make a comeback.

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