ISL 2020-21: Bad news for FC Goa; Redeem Tlang gets additional one game suspension for dangerous foul

All India Football Federation’s (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee on Wednesday handed an additional one-game suspension to FC Goa’s Redeem Tlang for a dangerous foul during an Indian Super League match against Mumbai City FC.

Tlang, who served a one match-ban for his direct red card offence — a high boot on Mumbai’s Hernan Santana — in the match on November 25, was issued a show cause notice by the AIFF last week.

Issuing a verdict on the player’s reply to the show cause notice, the AIFF body found Tlang guilty of intentionally aiming to hurt and injure the opponent.

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“While the player has apologised in his reply, such intent was completely missing when the opponent player was in pain, according to the Committee,” the ISL said in a statement.

“The Committee concluded that the player committed serious misconduct, thus, imposing a suspension of an additional game, as per the AIFF Disciplinary Code,” it added.

Tlang, who served a one-match ban on November 30 for his offence, will remain ineligible to feature in FC Goa’s next game against Kerala Blasters FC on Sunday.