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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has released a statement concerning all the incidents that happened during the African Cup of Nations matches from 06 January, 12 January, and 13 January. Read the full statement below.

  • TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations match: Gabon vs Ghana
  • Request to cancel red card of Bilal Toure (Mali)
  • Violation of CAF Regulations and Directives by Gabon

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.

Below are their decisions:

TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations match: Gabon vs Ghana

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 Disciplinary Board decided to:

  • 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,

Request to cancel red card of Bilal Toure (Mali)

Mal Football Federation 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.

CAF Disciplinary 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.

By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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