CAF penalises Egypt’s Ismaily, awards Tunisia’s Club Africain a win

Ismaily abandoned their African Champions League Group C match in January

The Confederation of African Football CAF has awarded Tunisia’s Club Africain a 3-0 win over Egypt’s Ismaily for January’s abandoned African Champions League Group C match.

Ismaily were initially disqualified from the tournament for the incidents but later reinstated by CAF. The Egyptians were also fined a total of US$40,000 and ordered to play their next CAF Champions League home game inside an empty stadium.

This new development means that the points for Group C remain the same but the goal differences for Ismaily and Club Africain are affected.

GROUP C (Amended Table)

The CAF Disciplinary Board issued a statement saying, “…the disciplinary board, took the following decisions against Ismaily: A fine of $ 40,000 (forty thousand dollars) for the offences committed leading to the interruptions in the 46th, 72th and 86th minutes and the referee’s decision to end the match; An obligation to play their next two matches behind closed-doors, in accordance with Article 100 of the Disciplinary Code; The disciplinary board also decided to hand a suspended sentence for one match on condition that Ismaily is not found guilty of a similar offence in any competition in the next 24-months from date of this judgment,” read the announcement on the CAF website.

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Ismaily also confirmed the punishment on their website: “It is noteworthy that Ismaily have chosen Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria to host the match (against Constantine) which will be held without fans’ presence according to the penalty CAF”.

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