Espanyol midfielder Mubarak Wakaso will miss this weekend’s league match in Spain thanks to his suspension from the club’s first team.
The Ghana international will not available when his struggling side take on Atletico Madrid in a crucial La Liga game on Sunday night.
The youngster has been banned from Espanyol’s first team after failing to arrive in time from the Africa Cup of Nations.
He has been made to train alone since he arrived with the club’s Mexican coach Aguirre unwilling to forgive the midfielder for arriving about six days late.
Even though his absence is a blow to the club, the coach is keen on using Wakaso to send a message to the other players in the squad about punctuality.
Wakaso was made to sit out last week’s 2-0 defeat at the hands of Real Betis.