Rivers United defender Ofem Inah has said he is disappointed he will miss his team’s next three games after a straight red card he bagged against 3SC at the weekend.
The left-back was shown a straight red card for barging into 3SC’s Nojeem Olukokun shorty before half time in the game which United eventually lost 1-0 with Wasiu Jimoh converting the ensuing penalty, awarded after the incident.
Inah will now miss United’s next three league games following ratification of the ban by the League Management Company (LMC) on Monday.
The defender was heartbroken he will miss the next three matches beginning with today’s NPFL clash against his former club Sunshine Stars in Port Harcourt.
“I feel very sad that I won’t be playing against my former club (Sunshine Stars),” he lamented.
“I wanted to prove my worth against them but God knows why this happened.
“We must go for a win in that game on Wednesday (today).
“There is going to be no compromise and we are not thinking of any other result, other than a win.”
Inah will now miss the games involving Rivers United and Sunshine Stars (in Port Harcourt on March 23), Ikorodu United (in Lagos on March 27) and El Kanemi Warriors (in Port Harcourt on April 6).
He is the second Rivers United player to receive a three-match ban this season after defender, Ayobami Asekunowo got the marching orders in the club’s 3-2 reverse fixture to Niger Tornadoes in Lokoja on March 13.
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