Ghanaian striker Benjamin Tetteh, who plays for Yeni Malatyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig, merely came on as an injury-time substitute, but he still managed to stir up some controversy.
Andre Ayew opened the score for Ghana in the 18th minute.However, Gabon’s Jim Allevinah equalized with just two minutes remaining in the game.
Tetteh, was brought into the fray to attempt to snare a winner.He threw more shots with his fists than he took with his feet in the end.
After the final whistle, a brawl erupted between players from both sides.
In the midst of the drama, Tetteh punched Gabon’s Aaron Boupendza in the face, knocking him to the ground.
Tetteh dashed down the tube after that.As a result, Algerian referee Lahlou Benbraham needed several minutes to figure out who deserved to be sent off.
Following his considerations, he dispatched Thomas Partey of Ghana to retrieve Tetteh from the tunnel.
The striker was escorted back onto the field and given his red card.
After being notified of the perpetrator, Benbraham became enraged and refused to leave the pitch, demanding Arsenal’s Thomas Partey and other Ghanaian players to “throw No 25 off.”
Tetteh, on the other hand, was still missing. Benbraham eventually announced to the audience that No 25, Tetteh’s number, had received a red card.
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It will be included in his report as well. Tetteh will be ruled out of Tuesday’s match against Comoros, which is a must-win.
Meanwhile, Nana Kwaku Bonsam, a Ghanaian traditional and fetish priest, has stated that the senior national team, the Black Stars, will only be victorious in their AFCON 2021 match against Gabon if one of the Ayew brothers is pulled from the starting lineup.
On Thursday, January 13, 2021, he revealed this during a phone conversation with Adom FM.
Kweku Bonsam stated that he is a huge fan of the Ayew brothers, Andre Dede Ayew and Jordan Ayew, but that spiritually, they should not start the game if Ghana is to win their next match, and that Dede Ayew or Jordan should be made to start from the bench.
Both started the match and unfortunately, Gabon held Ghana to a one all draw. Does this mean the traditional priest was right? Will Ghana heed to the instructions next time?
We watch and see…