Dabo to leave Coventry after penalty miss
COVENTRY. — Coventry have confirmed Fankaty Dabo will leave the club at the end of the season days after his decisive penalty miss in the Championship play-off final against Luton at Wembley on Saturday.
Luton won promotion to the Premier League by prevailing 6-5 in the shoot-out after the sides were tied at 1-1 after 120 minutes.
Financial experts estimate promotion to world football’s most watched league to be worth around £170 million ($210 million), making 27-year-old defender Dabo’s missed spot-kick one of the costliest errors in the game. Dabo, who has been with the club since 2019, joins Julien Dacosta, Todd Kane, Sean Maguire, Michael Rose, Martyn Waghorn and Tyler Walker in leaving the Sky Blues when their contracts expire.
Coventry manager Mark Robins thanked those leaving, and paid tribute to Dabo and Rose for their key roles in the club’s 2019/20 League One title triumph.
“I would like to thank those who are leaving for their time with us, the contributions that they have made to Coventry City, and wish them all of the best for their future careers,” Robins told Coventry’s website yesterday. — AFP