The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Saturday that it had fined Gabon for a rule violation and suspended Ghanaian Benjamin Tetteh for having “attacked a Gabonese player” after their Friday match (1-1) in the ongoing AFCON 2021.
The CAF disciplinary Committee “has decided to suspend Tetteh for an additional match in addition to his automatic two-match suspension”, he is therefore suspended for three matches, indicated a press release.
Tetteh came on late in the game. But he punched a Gabonese player in the post-match brawl.
He had slipped away after his gesture. However, the VAR reported it to the referee. Therefore, the Algerian Lahlou Benbraham, could not brandish the red card in the player’s presence.
The disciplinary jury also rejected a request from Mali. They request for cancellation of of El Bilal Touré’s red card.
Besides, Gabon was fined $20,000 for changing hotels, violating CAF regulations.
“The CAF Disciplinary Jury found Gabon guilty and fined it 20,000 USD for non-compliance with CAF guidelines,” the continental body announced on Saturday.
A lesser evil for the Gabonese who are currently achieving a successful AFCON on the ground despite various setbacks on the extra-sporting level.
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