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Equatorial Guinea fined over unrest

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
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
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.

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