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Three-match ban for Kuffour
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Soccer News of Tuesday, 12 September 2006

Source: BBC

Three-match ban for Kuffour

Samuel Kuffour has been slapped with a three-match ban after video evidence showed him striking former Roma teammate Christian Panucci.

The Ghanaian defender, now playing at Livorno, elbowed Panucci during Saturday?s 2-0 defeat at the Stadio Olimpico.

As the referee and linesman did not witness the off the ball incident, which took place as they were waiting for a corner kick to be played, video evidence was considered admissible.

?The gesture was voluntary and clearly intent on causing physical harm to the opponent,? explained the Disciplinary Commission report.

Kuffour has become the first player of the 2006-07 campaign in Serie A to be punished using video evidence.

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