The Moroccan was sent off before halftime against NorthEast United for his reckless challenge.

All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee upon reviewing the direct red card incident involving Mumbai City FC midfielder Ahmed Jahouh in Hero ISL Match #2 NEUFC vs MCFC played on November 21 in Bambolim, has cautioned the player with a warning that in event of any repetition of such act, exemplary sanctions might be imposed in accordance with regulatory provisions of the AIFF Disciplinary Code.

The AIFF body deemed Jahouh’s first-half reckless tackle on NorthEast United FC player Khassa Camara, a serious foul play offence, endangering the safety of the opponent on field, after the video footage of the incident was sent for review.

Mumbai City midfielder Ahmed Jahouh was sent off just before half-time. Speaking on it, NorthEast United boss Gerard Nus opined, “Obviously, a penalty, sent off always are moments of the game. In any single football game that can make the things go in one favour or another, but in the end there are more moments.”

While Ahmed Jahouh has been let off without any further disciplinary action for the time being, he will serve an automatic one-game suspension following his sending-off on Saturday.

While the midfielder will be serving a suspension in Mumbai City FC’s next game against FC Goa, the Islanders’ boss revealed his thought after the defeat against NorthEast United. “Obviously, today it was a big problem for us because I think this action changed the game. Playing with 10 players and missing an important player like Jahouh is a big problem for us. But, for the next game, I have 28 players and I am very happy with my squad. There are no excuses for the next game by losing only one player,” he said.

Ahmed Jahouh is ineligible for selection in Mumbai City FC’s next game, Hero ISL Match #6 against FC Goa, on Wednesday, November 25 at JL Nehru Stadium, Fatorda.

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