Ghana striker Benjamin Tetteh will serve a three-match suspension after punching an opponent during a mass brawl following Friday’s 1-1 draw with Gabon at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Tensions boiled over as Ghana were enraged by a late equaliser that Gabon scored after opting not to return the ball when the Black Stars put it out of play after their midfielder Daniel-Kofi Kyereh went down injured.
After a shoving match broke out on the pitch at full-time, Tetteh took a swing at Gabon’s Aaron Boupendza and was later shown a red card by the referee.
CAF on Saturday said it had decided to suspend Tetteh for one additional match on top of his automatic two-game ban.
He will miss Ghana’s must-win clash against Comoros on Tuesday. Ghana are third in Group C with just one point from two games.
Gabon have also been fined $20,000 for changing their team hotel without Caf’s permission.
Meanwhile, the red card shown to Mali forward El Bilal Toure against Tunisia has been upheld and he will serve a two-match ban.
Toure was sent off for a challenge on Tunisia’s Dylan Bronn, a decision which referee Janny Sikazwe confirmed following a video assistant referee review.
However, Sikazwe’s decision-making in the Group F game, which Mali won 1-0, was widely questioned after he ended Wednesday’s match 13 seconds early.
As a result, Toure will not be available for the Eagles’ final two group outings against The Gambia on Sunday and Mauritania on Thursday.