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More Afcon chaos as Gabon and Ghana fall into scuffle and Benjamin Tetteh is sent off after the final whistle

GHANA striker Benjamin Tetteh received a red card after a chaotic scuffle following a 1-1 draw with Gabon in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghanaians hope to make it to the last 16 Copa Africa was dealt a blow when Andre Ayew opened the scoring canceled by Jim Allevinah’s late equalizer.

Ghana's Africa Cup of Nations clash with Gabon ended in a major scuffle between the two teams

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Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations clash with Gabon ended in a major scuffle between the two teamsCredit: Sky Sports
Ghana's Benjamin Tetteh was sent off after punching ace Aaron Boupendza of Gabon

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Ghana’s Benjamin Tetteh was sent off after punching ace Aaron Boupendza of GabonCredit: Sky Sports

Allevinah’s goal led to a heated argument between the players after referee Lahlou Benbraham’s final whistle and all turned to rubble.

Tetteh, who came on as a substitute, initially swung a punch at Gabon’s Aaron Boupendza.

The Yeni Malatyaspor tennis player then had a shoving competition with Andre Biyogo Poko before plunging down the tunnel to avoid the wrath of the referees.

But the match official managed to identify the culprit with the help of VAR and ordered the midfielder to return to the field to show him a red card.

Benbraham refused to leave the field and ordered Arsenal star Thomas Partey as well as teammates to ‘get rid of No25’.

However, the 24-year-old never returned and so the referee signaled that the red card had been shown.

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The official will also include it in his report and the Ghanaian will miss his national team’s must-win clash with the Comoros on Tuesday.

Milovan Rajevac’s side finished third in Group C, including Morocco, with just one point.

Gabon played without Arsenal Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meye and Mario Lemina.

Medical examination shows that the Gabonese trio is deal with minor heart problems after testing positive for coronavirus.

Benjamin Tetteh will be sidelined in the crucial Copa Africa match against Ghana's Comoros

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Benjamin Tetteh will be sidelined in the crucial Copa Africa match against Ghana’s ComorosCredit: Sky Sports
Gabon lacked some key players but still won results against Ghana

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Gabon lacked some key players but still won results against GhanaCredit: AFP

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