Nigeria’s Rivers United have had their protest against Young Africans of Tanzania upheld by CAF. According to a press release by CAF, the continental body received a complaint from Rivers United Club indicating that some of their officials were physically assaulted by the stewards at the stadium.
The match was supposed to be played behind closed doors nevertheless, some spectators’ attendance was noted.
CAF sent the complaint to Young Africans Club through Tanzania Football Federation. However, CAF did not receive any feedback from the Tanzanian party.
Consequently, CAF Disciplinary Board decided to impose a financial sanction of $5,000 (Five Thousand US Dollars) against Young African (Tanzania) for the incidents which occurred during the match in question.
The Tanzania Federation was not spared. CAF has noticed the recurrence of incidents during the home matches in Tanzania, whether in the frame of National Team competitions or CAF Interclub Competitions.
The incidents vary from issues with the PCR testing, crowd being above the limit authorized during specific matches, issues within the dressing rooms and several complaints from various visiting teams.
Therefore, CAF disciplinary board decided to impose a warning as result of the misconduct of Tanzania’s numerous clubs/teams participating under CAF Competitions in disregard of the provisions of art. 82 of the CAF Disciplinary Code. Tanzania Football Federation was then requested to respect CAF regulations, guidelines, and directives.