Following the post match chaos that followed the Ghana, Gabon 1-1 draw on Friday, the CAF Disciplinary Board has banned Ghana player Benjamin Tetteh for three matches during the competition.
This means that he would not only miss the team’s third group match, but also the Round of 16 and quarter-finals if the Black Stars qualify.
In the Friday match, the match officials indicated in their report that at the final whistle, Ghana player Benjamin Tetteh allegedly assaulted a Gabonese player.
The board decided to Tetteh for one additional game match in addition to his automatic suspension of two matches. Consequently, the player has been suspended for three matches.
The Disciplinary Board has also issued a stern warning to both Ghana and Gabon for their unsportsmanship behaviour after referees’ full time whistle,
In a related issue, the board also considered the request by Mali to get the red card issued to their player, Bilal Toure cancelled.
They contested the red card issued in the controversial match with Tunisia on Wednesday in Limbe.
CAF Disciplinary Board upheld the decision of the referee. Consequently, Bilal Toure is suspended for two matches.
Also, CAF board charged Gabon with violating the CAF Regulations and Directives within the framework of the competition.
On 06 January 2022, Gabon allegedly went against CAF instructions and changed their hotel without permission from CAF. This is after CAF’s Safety and Security department had refused their request to change hotel.
The CAF Disciplinary Board found Gabon guilty and imposed a fine of USD 20 000 for non-compliance with CAF’s directives.