Malian striker Adama Niane sent home for slapping team captain

Malian striker Adama Niane was sent packing by The Malian Football Federation after he reportedly slapped team captain Abdoulay Diaby at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The RSC Charleroi forward was expelled from his national team camp this week after he allegedly slapped fellow teammate and captain Abdoulay Diaby.

Malian striker Adama Niane sent home for slapping team captain

According to Footmali, the altercation allegedly initiated when Mali national team players ordered a hairdresser to their hotel and once he arrived Diaby sat on the barber chair. This didn’t please Niane who attacked his captain before slapping him.

The team’s media officer, Ibrahim Coulibaly also confirmed that the player has been sent home.

He told reporters: “Adama Niane was excluded from the Eagles group for non-respect,”

Before this recent incident, Burundi had sent home 32-year-old midfielder Selemani Ndikumana for ill-discipline, before their first game without offering any further details.

On Wednesday Egypt sent Amr Warda packing for alleged sexual harassment of several women social media. Warda has since been recalled back to the squad.

Mali has since faced Tunisia with their reduced 22-man squad on June 28 at the Suez Stadium which ended 1-1.

This is coming after Egypt sent off midfielder Amr Warda from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations for disciplinary reasons.

The decision to remove Warda, who plays for Greek club PAOK, was announced on the day Egypt played DR Congo.

The Egypt Football Federation said he was withdrawn “to maintain discipline, commitment and concentration”.

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