The decision has fallen! The Disciplinary Council of the African Football Confederation (CAF) decided to sanction Benin after the clashes that broke out on July 10, 2021, during the final of the Cup of the Caf between the Raja Club Athletic (Morocco) and the JS Kabylie (Algeria). The decision was published on Sunday 22 August 2021 by the African football governing body.
The CAF sanctioned Benin this Sunday, August 22, 2021 for the mismanagement of the final of the Caf Cup on July 10 at the Stade de l’Amitié Général Mathieu Kérékou de Cotonou. The Beninese federation will have to pay a fine of 10,000 USD, or 5,607,908.00 FCFA for the incidents that punctuated the match between the Moroccan club, the Raja Club Athletic, and the Algerian club, the JS Kabylie. The fans had entered the lawn without the safety officers doing their job properly. Benin’s security team reacted badly and the stewards were relaxed and not effective as expected.” , explained the Disciplinary Board of the CAF.
The two finalists were also sanctioned. Caf fined Raja Club Athletic US$8,000 for the anti-sportive behaviour of its supporters and an additional US$5,000 for the interruption of the medal ceremony by club officials. The JS Kabylie Club, on its side, will have to pay the sum of 8,000 USD for the anti-sportive behavior of its spectators and the invasion of the field.