Senegal will not be able to use their main stadium in Dakar for African competition
Posted: 30 November 2012 Time: 9:34 am
Senegal will not be able to use their main stadium in Dakar for African competition over the next year following riots there in October, the Confederation of African Football said.
A disciplinary committee meeting earlier this week banned the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium for 12 months and fined the Senegalese federation US$100 000 for the crowd disturbance which forced the stoppage of the African Nations Cup qualifier against the Ivory Coast and led to Senegal’s disqualification from the competition.
Half the fine was suspended for two years, a CAF statement said.
Rioting erupted as disappointed fans throw objects onto the field and set small fires in the stands when then Ivorians took a 2-0 lead in the second leg with a second half penalty to extend their aggregate lead in the final round qualifier.
CAF also fined the Malawi and Togo federation for crowd invasions that followed success for their teams in qualifying matches earlier this year.