Northeast United Goalie TP Rehenesh is in Deeper Trouble...

Atrayo Bhattacharya  |  Just in  |  4 Months Ago

Northeastern United is one club in the ISL that’s in fine form but that doesn’t give a happy story about the squad. The first choice goalkeeper T.P. Rehenesh, who was suspended by AIFF in their emphatic 4-3 win over Chennaiyin FC will now be absent for a prolonged period. 


The former East Bengal goalkeeper had a pretty great outing against ATK in their 1-0 win. The incident for which he was penalised happened in the first half when Rehenesh and ATK defender Gerson Vieira along with other players were involved in a scuffle during a corner. The Northeast custodian eventually punched Gerson in the bout. This act of violence landed him a suspension by the AIFF but now they have decided to extend the period of the ban. 


The AIFF Disciplinary Committee clearly stated that Rehenesh's actions called for action to be taken and it was a guilty conduct from the goalie. The 25-year old has been handed a two game extended ban and has also been charged a fine of Rs. 2,00,000 (2 lakhs) for his offensive actions. 

The issue though escaped the referee's eyes somehow and the Highlanders ended victoriously in that match. But the AIFF had a look at the incident after repeated complains and decided this outcome for the goalkeeper. Rehenesh will now not be available for thei match against Jamshedpur at home on Thursday and will also be missing their away trip the capital on 30th October as they play the Delhi Dynamos. 


Eelco's men have been very impressive in the league till now. The team has finally been able to bring some smile on the faces of their fans this year. They kicked off their season with a comprehensive 2-2 draw against FC Goa which was followed by a gritty away win over ATK. But the biggest shocker came when the Highlanders came out on top in a thrilling 4-3 scoreline inspired by a Bartholomew Ogbeche hattrick. But now from here, they will look to carry the good form against Jamshedpur and even to Delhi, but a prolonged absence of first choice goalie may be an area of concern for the team.


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