The Disciplinary Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has heavily sanctioned Raja Casablanca after the events that marred their Champions League quarter-final return against Al Ahly.
The Greens are thus condemned to play the next 2 matches in an African competition far from Casablanca, but with the presence of their supporters, and a fine of 100,000 dollars.
As a reminder, at the start of the week, CAF strongly condemned the events which marred the two quarter-finals of the Champions League in Tunisia and Morocco, played last Saturday between Espérance Sportive de Tunis and JS Kabylie, in Tunis, and Raja against Al-Ahly, in Casablanca.
For CAF Secretary General, Veron Mosengo-Omba, “The scenes that took place in Tunis and Casablanca are unacceptable and we cannot tolerate this in football. We condemn in the strongest terms the unruly actions of some fans.”
The Mohammed V Complex had been targeted by hooligans. Thus, no less than 878 barriers were broken, 59 turnstile arms torn off, 2 turnstile curtains, 2 service doors and 3 vomitory doors damaged, in addition to 135 taps and 35 urinal siphons vandalized.
Likewise, before the start of the match, a 29-year-old supporter of the Casablanca club was killed near the stadium. An investigation has since been opened to determine the cause of death.
In addition, Esperance de Tunis, it receives a very heavy sanction: 4 home games behind closed doors including 2 suspended, fine of 300,000 dollars, threat of exclusion from all African competition for 1 year in the event of recurrence within the next 12 months.