Super Falcons defender Ugo Njoku has been suspended for three matches at the ongoing FIFA Women's World Cup for an elbow to Australia forward Samantha Kerr's face in 2-0 defeat in Winnipeg.
The Rivers Angels defender will also be fined for her action.
Njoku, who came on as a sub, will sit out in Nigeria's must win match against the United States in Vancouver in the early hours of.
Nigeria, ranked No. 33 in the world, played to a 3-3 draw with Sweden in their opener, then fell to Australia.
If Nigeria do not advance to the knockout round, the remaining suspension will must be served over the Falcons' next two official matches.
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