CAF clear Al Ahly of racism allegations, fine club $120,000
The Confederation of African football (caf) have decided to impose a hefty fine of $120,000 on al ahly SC following Al hilal match incidents.
Al Hilal have filed an official complaint to CAF just days after their game against Al Ahly in the group stages of the CAF Champions League.
The complaint came due to alleged racism chants targeted at the Sudanese club and also appalling scenes from the fans surrounding the game.
Al Ahly ended up winning the tie 3-0 to reach the quarter-finals and send Al Hilal out of the competition, with the Reds now nearing a spot in the final.
CAF decided that Al Hilal have no valid grounds for their racism complaints, clearing Al Ahly of the allegations, but still fined them $20,000 for throwing water bottles at the Al Hilal players and an extra $100,000 due to the lack of organization.
The Disciplinary Committee sent an official letter to Al Ahly today that read: “According to subject 83 of the CAF Disciplinary Law, the host club is responsible for organization and security inside and outside the stadium before, during, and after the match.”
The fine must be paid within 60 days of the date the decision was sent, and it can be appealed to the CAF Appeal Committee within three days from the date of notification.
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