RSB and WAC were fined after the events of the final CAF Cup matches in Alexandria, Egypt and the CAF Champions League in Rabat, Morocco.
Rabat – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to impose fines on RS Berkane (RSB) and Wydad of Casablanca (WAC) for the conduct of their supporters in the stands. The Confederation has also sanctioned RSB player Omar Nemsaoui for 4 matches.
The Disciplinary Commission of the CAF has imposed fines of $62,500 and $15,000 respectively on two Moroccan football clubs; RSB and WAC.
RS Berkane was fined $22,500 for fans’ use of smoke and lasers, firecrackers, and missiles in the second leg of the CAF Cup final.
CAF imposed another fine of $30,000 on the club for “aggressive gestures towards officials of the 2nd leg of the CAF Cup by some of RS Berkane officials and players and unsporting behavior and violent conduct of its technical team.”
CAF also decided to suspend RSB player Omar Nemsaoui for four matches. CAF also fined the player $10,000 for “displaying violent conduct and confronting match officials during the medal ceremony” during the same match.
WAC and Esperance Sportive of Tunisia (EST) were both fined $15,000 for “excessive use of smoke and pyrotechnics, flares lit in the stands, and throwing objects such as sound bombs and bottles of water” in the first leg of the Champions League final.
In late May, the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFE) released a statement, claiming that Fouzi Lekjaa (president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation) had aggressively assaulted the referee during the CAF Cup final between the Egyptian team Al Zamalek and Moroccan football RS Berkane which took place on May 26.
CAF’s Disciplinary Committee dismissed referee Bamlak Tessema allegations arguing that the referee’s report does not match that of the match commissioner, Equatorial Guinea’s Gustavo Ndong Edu.
The board said that “there is insufficient solid and corroborating evidence to prove the culpability of Fouzi Lekjaa.”