Ghanaian defender Alexander Djiku has been suspended for one Ligue 1 game after being found guilty of breaking the league’s sports betting rule.
This is in relation to his activities during the 2020/21 season. He is among 76 players who were punished.
He was part of the Black Stars squad that featured in the 2022 World Cup.
Players and officials in the league are banned from betting in any match whether they were involved or not and Djiku broke that rule.
“These offenses were committed even though, together, the LFP and the UNFP (the players’ union) have carried out awareness or information campaigns with the clubs on a daily basis ,” wrote the LFP in its press release.
“The Commission recalls that the actors of the competitions organized by the FFF or the LFP (in particular the players, coaches, managers of professional football clubs) have a general ban on betting, online or in physical networks, on all football competitions , whether domestic or foreign.” the statement added.
PSG women’s goalkeeper coach Guillaume Lemire received the heaviest penalty – four-match suspension and a fine of €1,000.