CAF Fines Equatorial Guinea For Violence

Equatorial Guinea fans on rampage

Equatorial Guinea have been fined US$100,000 (£65,000) for the crowd trouble during Thursday’s Africa Cup of Nations semi-final loss to Ghana.
They have also been warned that a repeat of events at Malabo Stadium will result in the team being forced to play a game behind closed doors.
However, fans will be able to attend Equatorial Guinea’s third-place play-off match against DR Congo on Saturday.
Equatorial Guinea must also pay for the treatment of 36 injured fans.
In a statement on Friday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said that 14 fans had been “transferred to hospital units for further investigations”, adding that “one case requires close monitoring”.
Five hundred Ghana fans sheltered at the Ghanaian Embassy overnight before around 250 were flown home on Friday. The remainder are due to follow shortly.
The match at Malabo Stadium, situated on an island off the mainland, was halted towards the end of Thursday’s match after Ghana fans massed behind a goal in an attempt to evade missiles thrown by home supporters.


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