Babatunde Adepoju cleared, Hassan Kajoke ban reversed
Super League of Malawi (Sulom) has handed Nyasa Big Bullets a double boost after clearing striker Babatunde Adepoju and also reversing a red card which was given to forward Hassan Kajoke.
Babatunde will likely make his league debut for Bullets against Mafco tomorrow, before facing his former side, Mighty Wanderers, on Sunday.
Bullets Chief Administration Officer Albert Chigoga said Babatunde was available for selection for Super League games.
“Babatunde is eager to play for the team in domestic competitions, having failed to be registered two months ago due to some logistical challenges. Our fans will now be able to watch their star,” Chigoga said.
Meanwhile, Bullets were also excited after Sulom reversed a red card which was given to Kajoke following a collision with Chitipa United goalkeeper George Chikooka on August 29.
“The decision was made after a thorough review from Sulom’s committee of professional referees instructors and assessors, who reviewed a video clip which was sent by Bullets, who sought reversal of the card,” the statement reads.
“The committee found that Kajoke and Chikooka were all both running for the ball and there was no intention from the Bullets player to injure his opponent.”
The statement also states that the committee found that the referee was not closer to the area of the incident and that he erred in giving Kajoke the red card.
Bullets will return to action after missing Super League games due to their commitments in the Caf Champions League, where they have been shown the exit door after losing to South African DStv Premiership side Amazulu FC 3-2 on aggregate.
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