Espanyol fine and drop Wakaso

Mubarak Wakaso has been fined and ordered to train away from his teammates by Espanyol, after returning late from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Wakaso was in action for Ghana at the competition until last weekend’s third place play-off defeat to Mali and was due back a couple of days later.

However, he only returned to Catalonia on Thursday and has subsequently been fined and told to train by himself until otherwise instructed.

The 22-year-old told reporters upon returning to Spain that a fever had been the reason for his delay and that he had already informed Coach Javier Aguirre of this.

However, reports today are that Aguirre and sporting director Oscar Perarnau told the player of their annoyance at his actions, before sending him off to train alone, accompanied only by one of the coaching team.

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