Video: Celtic loanee Osaze Urhogide’s red card tackle which will see him banned

Celtic’s young loanee defender, Osaze Urhogide is facing being banned for two matches following another red card for a terrible challenge. The Dutchman has been in Belgium on-loan at KV Oostende, after Ange Postecoglou told him game time would be very limited for the big man moving forward after last season.

Osaze Urhoghide of Celtic is challenged by Cristian Tello of Betis during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Celtic FC and Real Betis at Celtic Park on December 09, 2021. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The player did play against Real Betis during a Europa League group game at Celtic Park in December of 2021 and actually out on a good display at right-back that night. However, it was clear he was not technically proficient enough to star in an Ange Postecoglou team and was subsequently sent out on a temporary basis in the interim.

22-year-old Urhogide has been in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League side since last January and has already been shown a red card against RFC Seraing in January of this year. He has now followed that up with an awful tackle on former Watford player – and one-time Celtic target – Philip Zinkernagel.

Celtic v Preston North End – Pre Season Friendly – Celtic Park Celtic s Osaze Urhoghide and Preston North End s Ched Evans front battle for the ball during the pre-season friendly match. Photo Andrew Milligan

It is now being reported that the youngster could face further sanctions for his actions lately, as the Belgian Football Union are certain to hit him with a two-ban as well as a significant fine of €2,500. He’s still young so definitely has time on his side to learn and grow from these mistakes. It’s very much doubtful though that this will be back at Celtic Park, as no doubt the Hoops will look to sell him this close season if possible.

Skip to 2:50 to see Osaze’s challenge.

Paul Gillespie

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I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

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