Soccer-Three-match ban for Ghana's Tetteh after post-match punch

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Czech First League - Slavia Prague v Sparta Prague - Eden Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - July 8, 2020 Slavia Prague's David Zima in action with Sparta Prague's Benjamin Tetteh REUTERS/David W Cerny

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Ghana forward Benjamin Tetteh has been handed a three-match ban for punching a Gabon opponent in a post-match fracas after a testy 1-1 draw at the Africa Cup of Nations finals on Friday.

Tetteh knocked down Aaron Boupendza of Gabon as players and officials traded blows after the game in an unsavoury fracas.

He was red-carded when the referee was informed of the incident by VAR but refused to come out of the changing rooms to bw shown the card after the Group C clash in Yaounde.

The Confederation of African Football on Saturday handed the 24-year-old, who had only been on the field for the last three minutes as a substitute, an extra one-match suspension for violent conduct on top of the automatic two-match ban.

(Writing by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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