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CAF fines Al-Ahly 8,000 dollars for Shamrock in the Champions League match with Esperance


The Confederation of African Football announced that Al-Ahly of Egypt and its Tunisian counterpart, Esperance, had been punished for the riots that accompanied the two teams’ match, at the Rades stadium, on June 19, in the first leg of the CAF Champions League semi-final, as one of the fans fined Al-Ahly club $8,000 for What happened in the Tunisian Esperance match in the African Champions League.


The Confederation of African Football imposed a penalty on Al-Ahly club, for igniting a fan of Shamroukh in the team's match against Esperance Sportive de Tunis in the first leg of the African Champions League semi-final at Rades Stadium.


CAF issued a statement confirming that match officials mentioned in their reports that there were clashes between the police and the Esperance club fans in the stands, and that the fans threw projectiles on the field and in front of the police.


The CAF Disciplinary Committee also punished the Esperance team by playing 4 matches at its stadium without an audience, including two matches with suspension of implementation if the Tunisian club showed a commitment over the next two years.

The Tunisian club was also fined 60,000 US dollars for the aggressive behavior of its fans, according to the statement.


The Disciplinary Committee also decided to fine Al-Ahly Club 8,000 dollars for setting fireworks on its fans in the Rades stadium, which is considered unsportsmanlike behaviour.


Al-Ahly club is scheduled to receive an official letter from CAF within hours regarding the imposition of the penalty against Al-Ahly Club due to the Tunisian Esperance match.


The CAF report included, "The police used tear gas, the gas flooded the stadium, and many police officers, players and photographers could not breathe, and the players of the two teams and the referees in turn were unable to warm up, causing the kick-off to be delayed by one hour for the reasons mentioned above."


The statement continued, "During the match, projectiles were thrown from Esperance fans on the field, and smoke was used on several occasions by Esperance fans, and only once by Al-Ahly supporters who watched the match from their designated place."


CAF officials also noted that the crowd at the stadium exceeded the 5,000 allowed by CAF.


Al-Ahly club won the African Champions League at the expense of the South African club Kaizer Chiefs, after winning three without a response, to reach the tenth title in its history and the second in a row.

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