The CAF Disciplinary Board held a meeting this morning to deliberate on a number of incidents that occurred at the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021. The following decisions were arrived at during this meeting.
Benjamin Tetteh has been suspended for three matches after allegedly assaulted a Gabonese player at the Gabon vs Ghana game played on 13 January 2022 at Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde.
The Disciplinary Board has also issued a stern warning to both teams for their unsportsmanship behaviour after referees’ full time whistle. Ghana and Gabon played a 1-1 draw in a Group B match day 2. Ghana opened score at the 19th minute through André Ayew but the Gabonese equalized at the 89th minute after the Ghanaians had sent the ball off the pitch for an injury break and expected the Gabonese in a fair play mode to restitute the ball to them. A rapid throw-in and counter offensive play led to the equalizer by the Panthers of Gabon. This created a post-match tension and as both teams resulted in assaulting the other.
On the request to cancel red card of Bilal Toure (Mali) tabled by the Malian Football Federation who contested the red card awarded to their player, Bilal Toure in their TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations fixture against Tunisia on 12 January 2022 in Limbe, the Board upheld the decision of the referee. Consequently, Bilal Toure is suspended for two matches.
Violation of CAF Regulations and Directives by Gabon Gabon was charged with violating the CAF Regulations and Directives within the framework of the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations. 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.