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Official: CAF eliminate Ismaily from Champions League after Club Africain match incidents



Confederation of African Football () have officially announced that Ismaily have been excluded from the 2019 Champions League edition after fans riot that occurred at the end of their group stage fixture against Tunisia’s Club Africain in Ismailia.

Match official Neant Alioum had to stop the game between Ismaily and Club Africain multiple times due to a riot by the Ismaily fans, who protested the referee’s decisions in their 2-1 home defeat, before suspending the game.

CAF stated that the game’s appointed match official reported that Ismaily fans “have been continuously throwing stones and water bottles on the assistant referee and the visiting team specifically on the 86th minute while Club Africain’s team was attempting to take a corner kick.”

CAF’s organizing committee for inter-clubs competition and Club Licensing decided to eliminate Ismaily from the Champions League according to the regulations of the competition.

The overall results in which the team participated in have been cancelled without prejudice to other sanctions that may be imposed by CAF Disciplinary Board.

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  1. Aly G.

    January 24, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    That’s bad news for Ismaily and Egyptian football in general. On the other hand, Ismaily would have no chance against the other clubs anyways.

  2. Mo

    January 24, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    If it was Al Ahly they would not get a suspension

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