AFCON 2021: CAF Suspends Ghana’s Benjamin Tetteh

The discipline committee of the Confederation of African Football, CAF has suspended Ghana’s Benjamin Tetteh for three matches.

The committee that met early Saturday January 15, 2021 examined the incident that occured at the Ahmadou Ahidjo after the final whistle of the Ghana vs Gabon encounter. The referee issued a red card to the Ghanaian player for assaulting another player of the Gabonese side.

In addition to the red card, CAF has suspended the player from an additional match.

A serious warning has also been issued to both teams for their behavior after the final whistle.

Other CAF Verdicts

The committee also examined and rejected the request of the Malian Football Federation to annul the Red Card issued to its player, Bilal Touré during their match against Tunisia on January 12, 2022 in Limbe.

The Committee confirmed the decision of the referee suspending the player for two matches.

CAF Fines Gabon

The Gabonese team has been found guilty of disrespect of CAF directives and consequently slammed a penalty of 20 000 USD (approximately 10 million FCFA).

The Gabonese side is said to have changed their hotel on January 6, 2022 without CAF authorisation. The change was made despite a refusal from CAF safety and security services.

The resolutions of the CAF disciplinary committee meeting are contained in a release made public by CAF’s Communication Department.

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