CAF fines Etoile du Sahel

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have fined Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel $45,000 over the violent conduct of their fans in the second leg, third qualifying round of the 2016 CAF Champions League.

Etoile have also been handed a two-game behind-closed-doors ban for their indiscretion. Enyimba players and officials had a torrid time during the clash in Sousse as they could not access their dressing room at half time of the encounter.

The Nigerian champions also had missiles and flares thrown at them by Etoile supporters in an ill-tempered encounter.

It was a sorry sight after the final whistle as Enyimba players and officials were again pelted with objects and restricted from leaving the field after the shoot-out win against the Tunisians.

The Tunisian side was also fined 5,000 dollars for using lasers and throwing flares on the pitch in their CAF Confederation Cup tie with FUS Rabat of Morocco.

Etoile du Sahel’s Vice President Jilel Krifa was fined 5,000 dollars and also given a four-game suspension for insulting the referee during a CAF Confederation game against Kawkab.

Enyimba lost the game 3-0 but won via a penalty shoot-out after aggregate scores stood as 3-3 to qualify for the CAF Champions League group stages. –

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