DR Congo's Vita Club lodge a complaint with CAF against Egypt's Masry: Report

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul, Tuesday 30 Oct 2018

Soccer Football - CAF Confederation Cup - Semi Final - First Leg - Al Masry vs AS Vita Club - Al Mas
Soccer Football - CAF Confederation Cup - Semi Final - First Leg - Al Masry vs AS Vita Club - Al Masry Club Stadium, Port Said, Egypt - October 3, 2018 AS Vita Club' Makwekwe Kupa in action with Al Masry's Ahmed Shoukry REUTERS

The Congolese Association Football Federation (Fecofa) has officially lodged a complaint with CAF over the incidents that occurred after Vita Club's 4-0 home win over Egyptian club Masry on Wednesday, Congolese online newspaper Adiac-Congo reported Tuesday.

Masry's adventure in the CAF Confederation Cup ended when they slumped to the heavy loss to the Congolese side, in an away match in the second leg of the Competition's semi-finals.

The Port Said-based club held the Congolese to a goalless draw in the first leg in Port Said earlier this month.

"Players and members of the technical staff of the Egyptian club committed acts of vandalism at the stage of Stade des Martyrs," the newspaper said.

"The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will consider the case on 30 October," the Congolese source added.

Sources close to the Congolese football association told the newspaper that lawyer Emmanuel Kande will provide CAF with evidence of the bad behaviour by the Masry delegation.

The Congolese side will also be blaming Masry's coach Hossam Hassan as the instigator of this act.

"Plastic chairs were broken, billboards and locker rooms were destroyed," according to the newspaper.

On the other side, Masry's technical staff announced directly after the game that Hassan, who resigned on Monday, was injured in his head by a stone thrown by Vita Club fans.

Masry's staff also blamed the match's referee for being behind the loss, saying that they have evidence that he tried negotiating a bribe with them ahead of the match.

In the final, Vita Club will face Moroccan side Raja, who defeated Enyimba 2-1 in Morocco on Tuesday.

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