Enyimba goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda has apologized for his sending-off in Sunday’s goalless draw against Akwa United even as he suggests that he might have cost his team vital points.

The Ghana international, who has been in splendid form this season, was sent off for violent conduct off-the-ball in the 41st minute of the encounter.

Dauda acknowledged that his expulsion was the turning point in the game, and may well have cost the two-time African champions all three points.

“It’s very unfortunate that happened,” he said. “Who knows, we should have won the game if we had been 11 players on the field.

“The only thing I can do now is to ask the forgiveness of the fans, and of the whole team. This will not happen again.”