Nigerian Star Sees Red In Copa Del Rey Clash

Copa Del Rey By: Ayodeji Tunde | 13/10/2016

Kenechukwu Uchenwa sent off

Nigerian midfielder, Kenechukwu Uchenwa was sent off in a Copa del Rey Third round clash on Wednesday.

Uchenwa who stars for UD Cornella was given the marching orders in the 57th minute as his team lost  2-1 to Hércules CF at the Estadio José Rico Pérez on Wednesday.

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The former Mallorca midfielder was dismissed for deliberately stopping the ball with his hand in the penalty area.

It turned out to be dumb move for Uche as Jose Manuel Lopez Gaspar tucked away the resultant spot-kick which effectively gave Hércules a two-goal cushion.

The discipline record for the 25-year-old Nigerian is not particularly impressive having received 12 yellow cards and two reds in his 29 starts in the Segunda B debut season for the Catalonia based team.