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Wadada : Ghana’s Call To Send Me Off Wrong

Uganda defender Nicholas Wadada insists he only received a verbal caution from referee El Fadhil Mohammed during his side’s barren draw against Ghana in a 2018 World Cup qualifier and there was no way he could have been expelled from the game.

Mohammed explained to the Sudanese media, clarifying that his first engagement with Wadada was a “verbal caution” which he noted.

The FIFA referee became the center of attraction in the game when he appeared to show the diminutive right back a signal of a card before he pulled out his note book to record the ‘booking’.

In the second half, when the same player fouled a yellow card was indeed shown to him before Ghanaian players came rushing to remind the referee that the pint sized Ugandan had been booked.

Sensing danger, Uganda Cranes’ head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic substituted the player (Wadada) for a defensive midfielder Hassan Waswa, a move that promoted Dennis Iguma shift back to right back.

Micho has since added his voice to the dilemma.

“When he returned to the dressing rooms, I first asked Nico (Wadada) if the referee had given him and what he said to him.I told him to be very sincere to me and himself and the country.

“He confessed that the referee warned him he would be yellow carded in case he committed a similar offence. But when he fouled again, I had not choice than to pull him off and save him harsh punishment, “he added.

Uganda Cranes held on the game to force a goal-less draw and earn a hard fought point.

Source: radioxyzonline.com

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