By James Agberebi:
Nigerian forward Gbolahan Salami was shown a straight red card during his club KuPS' 2-1 loss to Ilves in the Finnish Cup on Tuesday night.
Salami was sent off in the 35th minute after Reuben Ayarna had given Ilves the lead two minutes earlier.
Ilmari Niskanen equalised for KuPs in the 39th minute before Ariel Thierry Ngueukam scored the winner for Ilves on 60 minutes.
Salami scored 14 goals in 31 appearances for KuPS last season where they finished seventh in the 12-team league.
KuPS will kick off the new Finnish league season which begin in April with an away game against HJK.