Raphael Onyedika faces potential suspension for fighting

Raphael Onyedika faces suspension

SUPER EAGLES Raphael Onyedika faces potential suspension for fighting

Tunde Young 22:01 - 07.02.2023

Nigerian midfielder Raphael Onyedika could be suspended for his part in a brawl between Club Brugge and Royal Antwerp.

Nigerian international, Raphael Onyedika, risks suspension following a brawl between Royal Antwerp players and Club Brugge.

The tightly contested game between both Belgian giants saw tempers flare and a fight broke out involving the players.

21-year-old Onyedika was involved in the melee, scrapping away with his teammates against the opposition which could come with serious post-game ramifications.

Onyedika facing suspension

A brawl, which included Nigerian player Onyedika, broke out between the home team and the visitors after the game, which finished in a 0-0 tie.

Club Brugge's Raphael Onyedika could be getting suspended for fighting

Onyedika and his Club Brugge teammates were subjected to nasty anti-club chants from the home crowd shortly after that, and the Nigerian raised his middle finger three times in their direction.

The situation became more heated as a result, and Ritchie Dae Laet extended the same courtesy to the visiting crowd.

Despite Raphael's actions inciting and sparking the brawl, both sets of players left the pitch without any immediate repercussions as the referees did not take any disciplinary action.

Raphael Onyedika was at the centre of a brawl between Club Brugge and Royal Antwerp

Reports in Belgium indicate that Onyedika and De Laet the two major actors in the brawl could face retrospective action for breaching fair play rules.

Depending on the Football Association’s decision, both players might receive a suspension or fine. for their unsportsmanlike conduct.