Maradona’s Al Wasl bans goalkeeper for head-butt

Diego Maradona’s Al Wasl has banned its goalkeeper for next

season after he hit a player on the opposing team during a GCC

Champions League final.

Majed Naser, who has had other disciplinary problems, was sent

off after he head-butted a player on Bahrain’s Al Muharraq team

during a goal celebration at the match in Dubai on Sunday. Al

Muharraq won 3-1. Al Wasl won the first-leg final match in Manama,

3-1.

Maradona said the incident contributed to his side’s defeat on

penalties in the two-leg final that capped the former Argentina

great’s disappointing first season in Dubai.

Al Wasl finished eighth in the 12-team league and didn’t win any

trophies.