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Ghanaian hotshot striker Benjamin Tetteh suffered racist abuse in Czech Rep - Manuva reveals

Published on: 25 November 2018
Ghanaian hotshot striker Benjamin Tetteh suffered racist abuse in Czech Rep - Manuva reveals
Benjamin Tetteh

Former France midfielder Rio Mavuba has revealed that former Ghana youth striker Benjamin suffered racial slurs in the Czech Republic last year during a league match. 

The 2014 FIFA World Cup player signed a three-year contract with Sparta Prague in 2017 but had to terminate it after one year due to racial abuse.

In his recent book,

"We played the first match against the Bohemians in Prague. At the start of the game, Ghana's striker Benjamin Tetteh was left lying in front of the tribune of the most radical fans. Some of them immediately started making monkey sounds. I was shocked," the Frenchman revealed in his latest book.

Mavuba's father was Mafuila, was a footballer who represented Zaire at the 1974 FIFA World Cup while his mother was an Angolan national.

He was born on board a boat in international waters during the period of the Angolan Civil War, and later stated that his birth certificate did not have a nationality on it, reading only "born at sea".

Mavuba, who received French nationality in September 2004, played for teams like Bordeaux, Villarreal and Lille which he captained.

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