CAF punish Al Ahly after “offensive behavior” by fans during Horoya clash
CAF have announced that Al Ahly may play their next two contentinal matches behind closed doors after their fans’ behaviour against Horoya in the Champions League.
Turki Al-Sheikh alongside many were insulted by Al Ahly fans during the Red Devils CAF Champions League second-leg tie against Horoya AC.
This made the CAF order Al Ahly to play their next two games in the CAF competitions behind closed doors, but the penalty will only be applied if the Reds were found guilty of a similar offence before the end of 2018.
A CAF statement read: “It was reported to the Disciplinary Committee that Al-Ahly’s spectators had unsporting and offensive behavior during match no 142 played in the frame of CL 2018. The following decisions were taken :
“1. The Al-Ahly SC has contravened art. 83.1, art. 85, art. 131, art 131.2, art 132, art 132.1 and has further failed to comply with the strict provisions contained in art. 151.
“2. As a result of the above, the Al-Ahly SC is found guilty and sanctioned in terms of art. 83.2 read together with art. 151.1.b.
“3. Furthermore, as a result of the above and in terms of art. 100 the Al-Ahly SC will play the next two (2) official A Team Senior matches behind closed doors, without spectators. However, this provision is suspended for the remainder of the 2018 season on condition that Al-Ahly SC is not found guilty of a similar offence during this period.
“4. The club is fined the sum of US$20 000.00 (twenty thousand United States Dollars).
“5. The club shall immediately and prior to their semi-final match to be played at their stadium on 2 October, embark on an Educational Campaign to ensure that a similar offence is not committed by their supporters in any manner whatsoever.”
Al Ahly have qualified for the CAF Champions League semi-finals and will host Algerian side ES Sétif on October 2, before travelling to face them on October 23.
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