The African Football Confederation cracked down on the case relating to the incidents in Cotonou during the Confederation Cup final. The body imposed fines on Benin, host country of the final, and on Raja Club Athletic, winner of the competition and on JS Kabylie.
The facts were glaring and CAF had promised to react. It is now done. The Disciplinary Jury of the instance decided to impose a fine of 10,000 USD on the Benin Football Federation for breach of security. He also decided to impose a fine of 8,000 USD on the Raja Club Athletic for the unsportsmanlike behavior of its supporters.
In addition, the winner of the Confederation Cup was fined an additional $ 5,000. This is for the interruption caused by Raja officials during the medal ceremony. CAF did not spare JS Kabylie either, which was fined $ 8,000. This is because of the unsportsmanlike behavior of his spectators and the invasion of the field by them.
According to reports, some supporters from both clubs invaded the pitch and refused to leave it after the final. Additionally, some Raja Club Athletic officials lobbied security to make their way onto the stage during the medal ceremony. An act amputated to the security team of Benin, in particular the stewards who were relaxed and inactive, according to the Disciplinary Jury of CAF.
Meanwhile, the body also imposed a fine of $5000 on Sierra Leone for failing to adhere to the body’s rules.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has imposed a fine of $5000 on Sierra Leone for failing to adhere to the body’s rules.
CAF fined Sierra Leone for going against the football principles of loyalty, integrity, sportsmanship and ethics.
The decision to fine the country came after the confrontations between Leone Stars and Benin national team in the AFCON qualifier.
CAF also ruled out the claims for damages by the Benin Football Federation against Sierra Leone Football Association.