Chinedu Obasi dropped from Hoffenheim squad

Hoffenheim and Nigerian striker Chinedu Obasi
Hoffenheim's striker Chinedu Obasi has been dropped from the squad for lateness

Chinedu Obasi has been dropped from the squad of German side Hoffenheim for showing up late for training.

The Nigeria striker was axed along with his Brazilian team-mate Firmino for the same offence.

The Bundesliga club's general manager Ernst Tanner said the two are "employees who are not badly paid but come late to work."

Firmino scored in the 1-1 home draw against Freiburg on Saturday.

Neither is expected to play in Friday's game against Bayer Leverkusen.

Tanner says he and coach Holger Stanislawski agreed on suspending the two because they are repeat offenders.

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