CAF REINSTATES ISMALY IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

CAF REINSTATES ISMALY IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Confederation of African Football, CAF, has upheld an appeal made by Egyptian club, Ismaily SC. The club was initially thrown out

Last month, CAF disqualified Ismaily after crowd trouble brought an early end to the Egyptian club’s home game with Tunisia’s Club Africain.

The match was called off in stoppage time after parts of the crowd threw water bottles and stones at an assistant referee and Africain players.

Club Africain were leading 2-1 and both teams and officials had to be protected as they left the pitch.

Caf confirmed their decision to reinstate Ismaily, saying the appeal was successful because there was no pitch invasion and they could not establish whether there had been “aggression against the visiting team.” Two clubs from each group qualify for the quarter-finals, with CS Constantine of Algeria and TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo the other two sides in Group C.

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