Forgot Password

 

Register

 

Create your Connect ID

This will allow you to login to all DStv websites & applications




or
Login using
x

Email Reset

 




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.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


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

Sports Talk



Chima Emmanuel Aguma
The diamond is United's best friend
United’s recent spending raised questions on how the players would fit in to an XI. They were...

Neil Tovey
A striking concern
After Bafana Bafana drew a blank against Nigeria in Cape Town last week, our national striking woes...

Dr Errol Sweeney
Ref’s decisions to be challenged?
I read recently that Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, the current Fifa president, is considering a move which...

Segun Odegbami
Worried, frustrated, angry and excited
Let me state it up front - I am worried, frustrated, angry and exited, all at once!

Carol Radull
Was Arsenal playing football?
What on earth was that? What was that game Arsenal were playing in Germany on Tuesday night?

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
The pressure is on at Man United
By the time the summer transfer window closed in Europe, Manchester United had spent heavily. Times...