A junior tennis player has been filmed slapping his opponent across the face after losing their match in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
France’s Michael Kouamé, 15, struck Ghana’s Raphael Nii Ankrah, 16, when the pair shook hands at the net, to the shock of onlookers.
An unsportsmanship conduct by number 1 seeded player Michael Kouame from France as he slaps Raphael Nii Ankrah of Ghana after losing in the ongoing TGF ITF Juniors world tour at the Accra sports stadium
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No official statement has been given by the players or by the International Tennis Federation, which is running the juniors’ world tennis tour.
Following his win on Monday, Ankrah will now play fellow Ghanaian Ishmael Nii Nortey Dowuona in the next round.