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Esperance charged for Cairo Stadium riots

CAIRO: Esperance were fined $50,000 and obliged to cover the damages caused by their fans at Cairo Stadium during last month’s Champions League semi-final tie with Ahly, CAF said. Dozens of Esperance supporters were seen of ripping up seats, firing banned flames and beating armless stewards during the 2-1 defeat in the Egyptian capital. Following …


CAIRO: Esperance were fined $50,000 and obliged to cover the damages caused by their fans at Cairo Stadium during last month’s Champions League semi-final tie with Ahly, CAF said.

Dozens of Esperance supporters were seen of ripping up seats, firing banned flames and beating armless stewards during the 2-1 defeat in the Egyptian capital.

Following the incidents, 11 supporters were detained before being released from custody as Tunisian media vehemently condemned their behavior.

Cairo Stadium manager Abdul-Aziz Amin revealed last month that the cost of damages at Cairo Stadium is estimated at LE 150,000.

In the same manner, the Tunisian champions were fined $15,000 for the ‘aggressive behavior of players’ during last week’s 5-0 final thrashing at Mazembe.

Referee meeting

CAF’s disciplinary announcement did not, however, include any decisions regarding Esperance’s controversial 1-0 victory over Ahly in the return leg.

The Egyptian champions were punished by a clear hand-goal from Nigerian striker Michael Eneramo, allowed by referee Joseph Lamptey.

Ahly eventually reported the Ghanaian referee to CAF, who are likely to discuss the case in a Referee Committee meeting in December.

 

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