Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Africa

Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium on fire © Dstv

Caf bans Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium



CAF has imposed a one year suspension on the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium in Dakar where violent riots from local fans led to the abandonment of the Senegal-Ivory Coast match during the second leg of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final qualifying round.

CAF Disciplinary Board said the decision was based on Articles 82, 83 and 151 of the body’s regulations that found local officials guilty of excessive throwing of projectiles and setting stands on fire by supporters.

The Board also fined Senegal Football Federation $100,000 (R 879,000), which will be reduced by half if no incidents were recorded at the stadium during a two-year period.

The Teranga Lions lost the away fixture 4-2 in Abidjan and were being led at home 2-0 by the 75th minute when angry supporters began throwing projectiles into the pitch.

The game was abandoned after officials waited in vain for 30 minutes to see the situation subside.

CAF later disqualified Senegal and pronounced Ivory Coast the winner.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
Vincent Enyeama versus the NFF
Who could have imagined that a small innocent comment by the captain of the Nigerian national team...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Are women refs better than men?
This coming weekend (4th and 5th July 2015) will see the final of two major soccer competitions in...

Sunday Oliseh
Cech just what the Dr ordered
Arsenal have been a bit lightweight in the goalkeeping department since the departure of Jens...

Neil Tovey
Why I answered Safa’s call
I am pleased to have agreed to a deal in principle to serve as Safa’s technical director for the...

Carol Radull
Why Harambee Stars won't go far
So, Harambee Stars lost 2-0 to Ethiopia in our Chan qualifier match on Sunday. What’s so surprising...

Clyde Tlou
Time for SA legends to step forward
A lack of ambition is hampering the South African 1996 Africa Cup of Nations legends.