Algerian referee Lahlou Benbraham who handled Gabon Versus Ghana match was forced to go searching with red card in hand after the near fracas situation began after final whistle.
Some players of both side engaged in a scuffle shortly after the match as Ghana Captain Andre Ayew who had earlier been substituted was seen walking back with complaints.
In the course of the exchange there was a swinging blow suspected to have been thrown by Ghana’s Benjamin Teteh. It was however very difficult for the referee to immediately identify the said offender forcing him to be combing among players and officials on the pitch.
He was later seen pointing to the dressing and insisting that the man suspected to have committed the offence be brought to him, but that did not happen.
He nonetheless flashed the red card and telling whoever cares to listen that a red card has been issued.
The Black Stars searching for their first win in two matches took control of the first half and shot into the lead through captain Ayew but the second half saw the Gabon pile pressure to earn closing time equaliser which puts them on four points and in second position to already qualified Morocco.
Ghana will have to through all arsenals in the armory against debutants Comoros in the last match to stand a chance of pulling through especially with more goals and equally on the condition that Gabon loses to Morocco.