Equatorial Guinea have sacked one of their players Ruben Dario hours before they face Ghana in the semi-final of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations for absconding to chill out at night without authorization.
The 21-year-old, who plays for local side Leones Vegetarianos, was spotted in a night club in the capital Malabo hours before they take on the Black Stars in the crucial semi-final game which has resulted in the decision to sack him from camp.
The Football Association of Equatorial Guinea (FEGUIFUT) has swiftly taken the decision to sack the player for breaking camp rules on the eve of their Afcon 2015 semi-final clash with Ghana in Malabo.
Ruben’s conduct is allegedly not new as he is known to be a night party freak according to quotes attributed to Bienvenido Ateba Mango Nchama, the second vice-president of the Equato-Guinean Football Federation and a director of his club:
“He is a talented young boy but has never been able to behave properly to the point where we sometimes believe he is under a spell,” Nchama said.
“How else can one think that a day before a first semifinal in the history of his country where instructions for concentration are strict, he finds a way out of the hotel to have fun at night…”
FEGUIFUT officials are said to have quickly dispensed with Ruben Dario’s case for the team to focus on Thursday night’s clash with the Black Stars. Kick-off is at 7pm Ghana time.
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