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Zamalek faces 3-year ban, says CAF official
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) may hit Zamalek with a three year ban following the riots in Saturday’s CAF Champions League match against Club Africain
Ahmed Abd El Rasoul, Monday 4 Apr 2011
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Egypt’s Zamalek face a one to three year suspension from playing in African interclub competitions after the pitch invasion by fans in their game with Tunisia’s Club Africain on Saturday.

“Zamalek may face a severe punishment for the violent behaviour of their supporters. We are waiting for the referee’s report to announce our final decision,” Amr Shaheen, head of the CAF marketing committee, told DPA on Sunday.

Thousands of Zamalek’s angry fans invaded the pitch in injury time at Cairo stadium, and attacked the referee and Club Africain, as their team was on the verge of elimination.

The referee called the game off in a scene that sparked disgust all over Egypt.

“Zamalek may be banned from all African competitions from one to three years,” he added.

However Shaheen eased the fears surrounding the fate of other Egyptian teams who managed to survive this round.

“There will not be any sanctions against the Egyptian FA or any other Egyptian clubs, as these acts were the sole responsibility of the hosts, Zamalek,” the CAF official concluded.

CAF have decided to form a committee to investigate and penalise the Egyptian side for the riots that ensued when Zamalek fans invaded the pitch.





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Kate
04-04-2011 03:24pm
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lets not generalize
Latifa i think its rather rough to generalize and label the 80 million Football fans as disgusting.. if you follow the news you will know that the ones who actually protected the teams from the outrageous attach were the Zamalik fans... The same fans who condemned the Behavior and the same fans who stood in front of the Tunisian Embassy to apologize in behalf of a whole nations oh and FYI the Tunisians were extremely polite and understanding which shows the maturity of its people and the unity among the two nations
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Latifa
04-04-2011 01:44pm
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outrageous!
That behaviour of Egyptian fans once again shows their disguisting behaviour to other Arab teams..similarly in 2009 when Egypt played Algeria the fans injured Algerian players..yet the Algerians were blamed for it!
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