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FIFA Slaps Congo Captain Fernand Mayembo with Four-Match Ban for Red Card against Togo

Congo national team captain Fernand Mayembo has been handed a four-match ban following his sending off  in last month’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Togo.

The Le Harve player was shown marching orders in the 2-1 Group H loss to Togo for unsporting behavior toward match officials.

Mayembo was accused by FIFA for attacking referee as Congo conceded a penalty late into the match which was converted ending the Central African nation hopes of making to Qatar.

FIFA has now issued the 25-year-old with a three-match suspension for breaching 48 par. 1 d of its Disciplinary Code, as well as a USD 5,500 fine.

Mayembo, who issued a statement apologizing for his conduct after the match, will now sit out Congo’s last two group match against Namibia and Senegal latter this month, as the Red Devils have no chance of progressing, he will also miss his country’s next two official matches after the tournament.

It remains to be seen whether the national team captain will pay the hefty fine or appeal against the FIFA decision.

It also remains to be seen whether Congo Football Federation will assist Mayembo in paying the fine.

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