ISL 2020-21: Mumbai City FC player Ahmed Jahouh Cautioned by AIFF Disciplinary Committee

Mumbai City FC’s Ahmed Jahouh has been suspended for one game after he was sent off in their opening game of ISL against NorthEast United FC. He was given a direct red card for a rash tackle against Khalsa Camara and due to this franchise was left with only 10 players on the pitch which was not easy for Sergio Lobera’s side to beat NorthEast United resulting they lost the game by 0-1.

However, All India Football Federation Disciplinary Committee reviewed the entire incident and cautioned Jahouh to not repeat this careless act. He was warned that in case this heedless act will be repeated again then the sanction will be imposed on him based on regulatory provisions of 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,” AIFF said in a statement.

His suspension for one game means that he will not be available for the second Mumbai City FC game against FC Goa on 25th November 2020 at Fatorda stadium. The moment Jahouh was shown doors in the first game the side looked completely dismantled against NorthEast United and didn’t know what they need to do also coach Lobera failed to make systematic changes during half time and due to which the entire team crumbled under pressure in their opening encounter.

However, a  strange thing happened in ISL under Lobera’s guidance where the entire team was not able to hit shots on target. ISL has added a spark in Indian football for sure as they are providing huge exposure to all Indian players where they are playing with International counterparts which will eventually help them to understand the nuances of the game from a different perspective to a great extent.