The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have announced disciplinary sanctions against TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as Raja Casablanca of Morocco.
This follows an incident on 7 match 2020 during a CAF Champions League quarterfinal match between the two clubs in Lubumbashi.
Before the start of the match Raja players were involved in a confrontation with the home supporters, which led to the African football mother body provisionally suspending Raja defender Iliass Haddad for the incident, a decision which has since been lifted.
The CAF Disciplinary Board met on Tuesday, 21 July, via video-conference to discuss the incident and have decided the following sanctions;
– To impose a fine of 10, 000 USD ((R165 000) on Raja for the unfortunate behaviour of their players which resulted in the incitement of the TP Mazembe spectators.
– To lift the provisional suspension on Iliass Haddad, and caution him for his unsporting behaviour.
– To impose a fine of 10,000 USD (R165 000) on TP Mazembe for security failure during the match in question.
Although Raja lost the match 1-0, they went on to win the two-legged match 2-1 on aggregate booking a place in the semi-finals.
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By Ofhani Munyai