Sasse suspension reduced

Yan Sasse’s ban has been cut to two matches on appeal.

The Brazilian playmaker received a three-match suspension from the match review panel last week after they determined Sasse committed an act of “serious foul play” in the Wellington Phoenix’s Isuzu UTE A-League season opener against Adelaide United.

The minimum sanction for serious foul play is one match.

The Phoenix took the matter to Football Australia’s disciplinary and ethics committee to appeal the additional sanction imposed above the one game ban.

The committee convened tonight and determined that Sasse must serve a suspension of two A-League matches, being the mandatory match suspension, plus one additional match.

Yan Sasse will serve the second match of his ban this weekend and will be available for the Wellington Phoenix’s fourth round fixture against Melbourne City on Sunday week.