Welling United to appeal Sahr Kabba feigning injury charge

Alou Diarra and Sahr Kabba
Sahr Kabba (right) joined Welling this summer after spells with Lincoln City and Gloucester City

Welling will appeal after striker Sahr Kabba was charged by the Football Association with feigning injury.

The charge relates to an incident in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Tranmere, when Rovers' Richie Sutton was sent off for an off-the-ball clash with Kabba.

"Reviewing the video footage, there definitely is contact between the defender and Kabba," Wings boss Loui Fazakerley told BBC Radio Kent.

"The defender tried to 'do him'. We are going to be making an appeal."

Sutton was originally banned for three matches but the 29-year-old defender has successfully appealed his suspension.

The FA charged Kabba with "allegedly exaggerating or feigning an injury which directly led to an opponent being dismissed" on Wednesday. The rule is new for this season.

Fazakerley thinks the FA are looking to make an example of the introduction of the rule.

"I think because it is a new rule, they want a chance to implement it and show they are serious about it," he said.

"Players feigning injury is very unsportsmanlike. I think the FA are doing the right thing about trying to clamp down on it."

Fazakerley believes there is enough video evidence to clear Kabba of the charge.

"There was body-on-body contact and that's what caused Kabba to go down," he said.

"While the elbow hasn't made contact, he has made contact with his body. It comes down to the appeal."