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Alexander Djiku, Ghanaian defender was expelled for gambling.

Following an enquiry into sports betting among French Football players, Alexander Djiku, a defender for Ghana, was suspended by the league.

Strasbourg player Djiku will miss his team’s Ligue 1 match against Paris Saint-Germain on December 28 due to a match suspension, but he might be available to play against Troyes on January 2 instead.

The 28-year-old is reportedly one of 76 players and officials who disobeyed the rule of conduct regarding athletes’ participation in sports betting and were punished.

The offenders will immediately serve their punishments once it was determined that they broke the regulations during the 2020–21 season.

“These offences 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 official statement read.

The vice captain of Strasbourg has played 14 times for his team so far this year.

Djiku played twice for Ghana during the recently finished 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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