Alexander Djiku of Ghana and Strasbourg has been barred from participating in sports betting for one match.
Since last season, 76 players, team officials, and coaches have been named by French football authorities.
The 26-year-old will miss the return to French Ligue 1 and the crucial match against PSG due to the major infraction.
In 2020-2021, the latter violated the Sports Code’s prohibition on sports betting.
“These offenses are committed even though, together, the LFP and the UNFP (the players’ union) carry out awareness or information campaigns with clubs on a daily basis,” the LFP in its press release.
”The Commission recalls that the actors of the competitions organized by the FFF or the LFP (including 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 “
Several Ligue 1 holders sanctioned
Guillaume Lemire, PSG’s goalkeeper coach, was suspended for four matches and fined €1,000. Samy El Khiar, a Quevilly-Rouen midfielder, faces a four-match ban and a €2,000 fine.
Auxerre goalie Donovan Léon gets banned for five games, three suspended. Irvin Cardona (four matches including two banned and a €1,500 fine), Sacha Delaye (Montpellier midfielder), and Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg defender) all miss the resumption of Ligue 1. Nantes defender Jean-Charles Castelletto faces a four-match ban.