Leeds United forward Souleymane Doukara has been handed an eight-match ban with immediate effect after being found guilty of biting an opponent.

The incident occurred during the second half of Leeds' home match against Fulham back in February, a match they drew 1-1.

The FA in a statement released today announced that the player is guilty of breaching Rule E3, in spite of having denied the charges at an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing.

The case was considered a non-standard one by the FA and the player has now been slapped with an eight-match ban which will see him miss all of his side's matches in April. The player though will be back for the season's final match against Preston in May.

The club on its behalf said in a statement: "The club is unable to comment on this matter in any further detail until the full written judgement is released. 


"Suffice to say, however, the club is disappointed with the outcome and the length of the ban given to Souleymane Doukara."

Doukara, who joined the Peacocks in 2014, has managed a total of 54 appearances for his team in the course of the last two seasons has scored 12 goals for the team. He has also provided his team-mates with five assists.

As far as his figures for this season are concerned, Doukara has scored five goals in 27 matches along with providing two assists.