Montpellier’s Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa banned for 5 matches for shocking elbow on St Etienne’s Romain Hamouma


The Ligue 1 disciplinary committee handed out a five-game ban to Montpellier defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on Thursday for a crazy elbow on St Etienne’s Romain Hamouma.

Yanga-Mbiwa, who was heavily linked with AC Milan and Arsenal in the summer, had avoided even a booking during the Ligue 1 match played on September 21, 2012 for his assault on Romain Hamouma.