Equatorial Guinea: African football chiefs yesterday hit Equatorial Guinea with a $100,000 fine for unrest in a Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in which 36 fans were injured.
A Ghana supporter holds her face afteR being hit by an object. Pics/AFP
But the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said that despite disturbances blamed on Equatorial Guinea fans in Thursday’s semi-final defeat to Ghana, supporters would be allowed into the country’s third-place play off against Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday.
Riot police help Ghana players leave the pitch at half-time during their match against Equatorial Guinea in Malabo
CAF meted out the fine to the Nations Cup hosts “for aggressive behaviour and being repeat offenders” for crowd trouble, said a confederation statement.