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Sunderland sack Papy Djilobodji for contract breach

Senegal defender Papy Djilobodji has been sacked by Sunderland after the defender breached his contract and failed a fitness test, the club confirmed on their official website on Wednesday.

In a statement published on Wednesday, the Black Cats revealed that the centre-back had been allowed to take unpaid leave during July with the proviso that he would find a new club or return fit enough to contribute to the club's League One campaign.

However, the club have confirmed that upon the defender only...

 By PA Sport

Papy Djilobodji joins Dijon on season-long loan from Sunderland

Papy Djilobodji failed to return to Sunderland despite requests.
Papy Djilobodji joined Sunderland from Chelsea in 2016.

Sunderland have announced that defender Papy Djilobodji has joined Dijon on a season-long loan.

The 28-year-old Senegal international, who joined Sunderland from Chelsea in 2016, will make the switch to the Ligue 1 club for the rest of the campaign.

"Sunderland AFC have confirmed that Papy Djilobodji has joined Dijon FCO on a season-long loan,'' the Championship club said in a statement on their official website.

Midfielder Wahbi Khazri followed Djilobodji out of the door at the Stadium of Light.


Van Aanholt exit, Djilobodji ban see problems mount for David Moyes

Sunderland's abysmal season leaves them as distinct underdogs when Mauricio Pochettino's often irresistible Tottenham Hotspur visit the Stadium of Light on Tuesday intent on keeping alive their slim Premier League title hopes.

To snatch an improbable win, manager David Moyes' bottom-of-the-table side would need to raise their game to exceptional levels barely even hinted at, let alone seen, in their 22 league games played so far this term.

The problems confronting Moyes have grown significantly...

 By PA Sport

Sunderland's Papy Djilobodji handed four-match ban for violent conduct

Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji has been banned for four matches after being found guilty of violent conduct, the Football Association has announced.

In a statement, English football's governing body said: "Papy Djilobodji will serve a four-match suspension with immediate effect after his violent conduct charge was found proven."

Earlier this week, Press Association Sport reported that Djilobodji had denied the charge and would plead his case before an independent regulatory commission...

 By PA Sport

Sunderland's Papy Djilobodji to contest violent conduct charge - report

Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji has denied a Football Association charge of violent conduct, according to Press Association Sport.

Press Association Sport reports that the 28-year-old Senegal international will plead his case before an independent regulatory commission hearing, the date for which has yet to be set.

Djilobodji had until 6 p.m. on Monday to respond to the charge, which relates to an incident involving West Brom skipper Darren Fletcher during Saturday's 2-0 Premier League defeat...

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Sunderland's Papy Djilobodji charged with violent conduct by FA

Sunderland defender Papy Djilobodji has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association after an incident late on in Saturday's 2-0 Premier League defeat at West Bromwich Albion.

Djilobodji, 28, appeared to swing his arms towards Baggies midfielder Darren Fletcher at an 86th-minute free kick -- a clash missed by referee Craig Pawson but caught on video.

The Senegal international, who was sent off against Hull City earlier this season, faces a potential four-match ban if found guilty...