African teams fined for various offences

The Confederation of African Football’s disciplinary committee has sanctioned several clubs across Africa for various football related offences.

The Nigeria Football Federation was fined US$5,000 for overcrowding at its Africa Cup of Nations qualifier recently played in Kaduna, Nigeria against Egypt.

At the match, an estimated 40,000 fans took over the stadium designed for just 16,000 spectators as the Super Eagles drew 1-1 with Egypt.

Egypt got fined same amount for the “excessive use of lasers” at the return match against Nigeria in Cairo four days later.

Kenya received a fine of US$10,000 for “players severely contesting referee decisions, with their supporters throwing stones and police had to use tear gas to disperse crowd.” It happened as they lost 1-0 in Nairobi in a Nations Cup qualifier against Guinea Bissau.

A warning letter was issued to Comoros after a spectator got onto the pitch during their 1-0 win over Botswana in a Nations Cup tie.

DR Congo received a fine of US$5,000 when another spectator also got onto the pitch as DR Congo beat Angola 2-1 with various objects thrown on the pitch.

Both The Gambia and Sudan will have to pay US$5,000 each for the throwing of missiles, including stones, during their matches against Mauritania and Ivory Coast respectively.