The Nigerian star Stephen Worgu, who plays in Sudan, has been convicted of drinking alcohol, and has been sentenced to be flogged.
Worgu plays for the Sudanese giants Al Merreikh, who are based in Omdurman in Northern Sudan.
Alcohol is illegal in the Muslim North, though not in the semi_autonomous and largely non_Muslim South.
The punishment on the diminutive attacking player has not yet been carried out, as his lawyer has appealed.
If the appeal is turned down, Worgu will receive 40 lashes and have to pay a fine of 250 Sudanese pounds, about US$100.