Egyptian FA urges CAF to review Al Ahly sanctions

Egyptian FA urges CAF to review Al Ahly sanctions

Egypt’s Football Association has written to CAF to take a second look at the decision announced on Tuesday against Al Ahly following a difficult match with Esperance Tunis in the CAF Champions League final first leg played in Borg El Arab (Egypt) on Friday.

CAF handed a two-match suspension to Al Ahly striker Oualid Azaro, who is seen in video replays tearing his jersey to influence the referee’s decision.

Al Ahly was fined $20,000 in accordance with article 12.1(b) of CAF regulations.

Ahly’s coach, Patrice Carteron, has been invited to appear before CAF Disciplinary Board for a hearing regarding allegations of unsporting behaviour.

The Egyptian FA has requested a review of the punishments ahead of the return leg which is slated for November 9 in Rades, Tunisia.

The game between Al Ahly and Esperance ended 3-1 in favour of the Egyptians but it was overshadowed by controversial refereeing calls, especially the two penalties awarded to the Red Devils.

Al Ahly’s board has requested protection for its players and fans in the return fixture following threats from Tunisian fans on social media.

Ahly are the most successful team in the competition with eight titles.

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