By Sulayman Bah
A player of interest to the Gambia Football Federation has been slapped with suspension for gross indiscipline, Foroyaa Sport can reveal.
Leon Guwara, born in Germany and a onetime youth player for the European country, was caught up in an ugly in-the-pitch incident in the first division of the Netherlands.
The Cologne-resident was turning out for Utrecht in a game they would eventual run out 2-0 winners over Willem II courtesy of goals from teammates Janssen and Kerk. But Guwara couldn’t last beyond fifty-one minutes as he got sent off by referee Van de Garaf.
At initial look at the foul, the 36-year-old arbiter gave the half-back a yellow card prior to rescinding that with a straight red after consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
The situation means Guwara won’t be available for two matches having started all seven for the Eredivisie outfit this term.
Switching to international commitment, the defender qualifies to play for Gambia becoming eligible for the Scorpions through his father.