Ghana’s Benjamin Tetteh Gets Three Match Ban
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has banned Ghana national team player Benjamin Tetteh for three games.
The 24-year-striker was shown a red card by Algerian official Lahlou Benbraham for swinging a punch at a Gabon player after Ghana’s 1-1 draw with Gabon finished at the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.
Tetteh, who had come on as a substitute, swung a punch at Aaron Boupendza before escaping to the dress room in full view of match officials.
“On 13 January 2022, Gabon played Ghana at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde. Cameroon. The match officials indicated in their report that at the final whistle, Ghana player Benjamin Tetteh allegedly assaulted a Gabonese player,” CAF said in a statement.
“CAF Disciplinary Board decided to suspend player Ghana player Benjamin 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 teams for their unsportsmanship behaviour after referees’ full time whistle.”
Gabon’s Jim Allevinah scored late equaliser rescuing a point for the Panthers after Andre Ayew’s sensational opener had given Ghana the lead.
Tetteh will now miss Ghana’s third group game against Comoros, Round of 16 and Quarter Final if the Black Stars reach that stage.