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CAF upholds Rivers United’s protest over Young Africans

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Rivers United have had their protest against Young Africans of Tanzania upheld by Africa’s apex football body, CAF.

According to a press release by CAF, the continental body received a complaint from Rivers United Club indicating that some of their officials were physically assaulted by the stewards at the stadium.

The Tanzanian side allegedly allowed spectators in its stadium for a match that was supposed to be played behind closed doors against Rivers United.

Following the aforementioned, CAF sent a complaint to Young Africans Club through Tanzania Football Federation. However, the club did not give a response to the football body.

Consequently, CAF Disciplinary Board decided to impose a financial sanction of $5,000 (Five Thousand US Dollars) against Young African (Tanzania) for the incidents which occurred during the match in question.

Also, The Tanzanian Football Federation was punished too. CAF has noticed the recurrence of incidents during the home matches in Tanzania, whether in the frame of National Team competitions or CAF Interclub Competitions.

The incidents vary from issues with the PCR testing, crowd being above the limit authorized during specific matches, issues within the dressing rooms and several complaints from various visiting teams.

Therefore, CAF disciplinary board decided to impose a warning as result of the misconduct of Tanzania’s numerous clubs/teams participating under CAF Competitions in disregard of the provisions of art. 82 of the CAF Disciplinary Code.

Tanzania Football Federation was then requested to respect CAF regulations, guidelines, and directives.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 mins ago

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