AFCON 2021: Three-match ban for Ghana’s Tetteh after post-match punch

Ghana forward Benjamin Tetteh has been handed a three-match ban for punching a Gabon opponent in a post-match fracas in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Gabon forward Aaron Boupendza lies on the ground after being punched by Benjamin Tetteh, on Friday.   -  AFP

Ghana forward Benjamin Tetteh has been handed a three-match ban for punching a Gabon opponent in a post-match fracas after a testy 1-1 draw at the Africa Cup of Nations finals on Friday.

Tetteh knocked down Aaron Boupendza of Gabon as players and officials traded blows after the game in an unsavoury fracas.

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He was red-carded when the referee was informed of the incident by VAR but refused to come out of the changing rooms to be shown the card after the Group C clash in Yaounde.

The Confederation of African Football on Saturday handed the 24-year-old, who had only been on the field for the last three minutes as a substitute, an extra one-match suspension for violent conduct on top of the automatic two-match ban.

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