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Gabon against Ghana devolves into a riot

Gabon against Ghana devolves into a riot, and Benjamin Tetteh is sent out after the final whistle.

Gabon against Ghana devolves into a riot, and Benjamin Tetteh is sent out after the final whistle.

Following a wild incident following a 1-1 draw with Gabon in the Africa Cup of Nations, Ghana attacker Benjamin Tetteh was sent off.

Andre Ayew’s opener was cancelled out by Jim Allevinah’s late equalizer, putting Ghana’s chances of reaching the Copa Africa last 16 in jeopardy.

After referee Lahlou Benbraham’s final whistle, Allevinah’s goal sparked a huge brawl among the players, which devolved into an all-out brawl.

Ghana's Benjamin Tetteh was sent off after punching Gabon ace Aaron Boupendza

Tetteh, who had come on as a substitute, punched Gabon’s Aaron Boupendza at first.

After a shoving match with Andre Biyogo Poko, the Yeni Malatyaspor star stormed into the tunnel to evade the ref’s fury.

However, with the use of VAR, the match official was able to identify the offender and ordered the centre-return forward’s to the field in order to display him the red card.

Benbraham refused to leave the field and told Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey and his teammates to’send No25 out.’

Benjamin Tetteh will be sidelined during Ghana's crucial Copa Africa match with Comoros

The 24-year-old, however, did not return, and the referee indicated that the red card had been shown.

The official will note it in his report, and the Ghanaian star will be unavailable for his country’s crucial match against Comoros on Tuesday.

With only one point, Milovan Rajevac’s side sit third in Group C, which also includes Morocco.

Gabon were without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meye, and Mario Lemina, all of whom play for Arsenal.

After testing positive for coronavirus, medical exams revealed that the Gabonese trio is suffering from minor heart difficulties.


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