Gareth Bale has been ruled out of Real Madrid’s La Liga clash with Sporting Gijon on Saturday.
The Welshman picked up a muscular problem during Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League victory against Bayern Munich and had to be substituted.
It has now been confirmed that the 27-year-old has an issue with his right soleous muscle that could be connected to the ankle injury that was operated on in November 2016.
The Nigeria Referees Association (NRA), has called on the League Management Company (LMC) to clamp on the rising tide of hooliganism.
This followed the persistent attack on some of its members officiating in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in some venues.
Three referees that handled Sunday’s NPFL game between Kano Pillars and Akwa United were manhandled by the home fans at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.
The NRA in a statement lashed out at the club’s officials for inciting the fans against its members, irrespective of the outcomes of their games.
The statement added that it would not hesitate to withdraw its members from the league if the ugly trend continues.