Yaounde (Cameroon). A scuffle broke out between the players of the two teams after the match played between Ghana and Gabon in the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament. During this, a player also got punched. Video clips related to this also went viral on social media. Gabon scored a goal in the last moments after falling behind to level the score at 1-1. Ghana substitute Benjamin Teteh punched Gabon’s Aaron Boupendza after the final whistle of the match.
During this, there was a scuffle between the players and team officials of both the teams in the stadium. After this draw match, Ghana’s team has slipped to the third place in their group (Group C). Teteh is shown a red card for punching and is set to be banned. Captain Andre Ayew had given Ghana the lead in the 18th minute itself but Jim Alevinah scored the equalizer in the 88th minute of the match.
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While 1982 champions Ghana were in danger of being eliminated from the group stage, the same teams of Gabon and Morocco consolidated their positions for the last 16. Morocco defeated their debutante Coromos 2–0 in the tournament. In the match of Group B, Guinea restricted the strong team of Senegal to a goalless draw. Sadio Mane, who played for Liverpool, could not perform well for his national team.
Benjamin Tetteh was shown a red card for violent conduct after the full-time whistle of Gabon vs Ghana! pic.twitter.com/4zZD8Y12d8
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Against Gabon, the Ghanaians lost their cool when an equalizer was scored in the 88th minute. The Ghanaian players considered it against the spirit of the game as one of their players was injured and their player deliberately threw the ball out of the field while waiting for the doctor to arrive on the field.
The Gabon players, however, continued with the game and a kick from Alevinah stunned Ghanaian goalkeeper Jojo Walcott. Ghana captain Ayew said after the match, ‘He has shown a very bad mentality. very small. We are very disappointed with them.
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