Fatau Dauda has opened up about the ban he suffered in the Nigerian Premier League.
The Ghana keeper was banned for assaulting a ball boy during Enyimba’s 2-1 defeat to Katsina United. An incident which saw the former Olando Pirates goalkeeper charged with “aggression towards a ball boy.”
Dauda is currently in Ghana, and has defended his actions which saw him banned as well as slapped with a fine.
“Everybody has seen the video, I didn't punch the boy,” Dauda told Joy Sports.
"There’s one problem in their league which I think needs to be addressed. They like wasting time, every player wastes time but it should be professional, even a ball boy wants to waste time because they are leading.
“We scored the first goal in the game which they equalized in the first half.Seven minutes to full time, they had their second goal and after that there was no ball on the field out of the 8 balls used.”
“I was in haste to restart the game because there was more time only to see one ball boy who took the ball from the field.I struggled with him for the ball. He fell and dramatized the whole thing as if he had been hit hard.
“After watching the video they decided to ban me for a match and a fine N50,000.
Dauda was part of the Ghana team that placed fourth at the Cup of Nations in Gabon.
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