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CAF Bans Mali Captain

Mali captain Hamari Traore has been handed a four- match ban after being found guilty of unsporting conduct towards a referee.

After his team’s quarter-final loss to Ivory Coast at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations on February 3rd, the 32-year-old defender received a red card immediately after the game ended.

Traore had to be dragged away by teammates following a confrontation with Egyptian referee Mohamed Adel as the Eagles lost 2-1 after extra time, with the player and official seen pushing each other.

Half of his ban is suspended for a year.

Mali’s football federation faces a $10,000 fine due to the unsportsmanlike conduct exhibited by its players towards a match official. Meanwhile, the Ivory Coast’s federation has been penalized with a $5,000 fine for misconduct by their team, known as the Elephants.

These fines were imposed as consequences for the actions of both teams during the mentioned incident.

Following Senegal’s defeat to Ivory Coast in the last 16, Senegalese player Krepin Diatta has been disciplined for remarks that were deemed to have tarnished the reputation of the Confederation of African Football.

Diatta, aged 24, received a four-match suspension, with two matches suspended for a year, and was fined $10,000 for his actions. This penalty serves as a consequence for his post-match comments

The Senegalese federation was fined $5,000 for the misconduct of its players.


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