2018 FIFA WC: FIFA slaps penalties on African countries for various offences in WC qualifiers

Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Football's governing body, FIFA, has slapped various penalties on several African countries for various offences during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers played in September.

FIFA's disciplinary committee slapped penalties from warning to fine of 30,000 Swiss francs for offences such as improper conduct of spectators, delayed kick off, absence of flags and fielding of ineligible player, according to details of the sanctions on Tuesday.

In the match between DR Congo and Tunisia on 5 September, FIFA fined DR Congo, the home team, 20,000 Swiss francs for improper conduct among spectators who threw objects such as bottles, and letting off incendiary devices.

There were also no flags hoisted or flown in the stadium in addition to absence of central advertising board.

In the match between Burkina Faso and Senegal on 5 September, the two teams were warned for delayed kick-off either 1st half/2nd half or both.

FIFA slapped 6,000 Swiss francs on Gabon for fielding an ineligible player in their match against Cote d'Ivoire on 2 September. Gabon also forfeited the match 0-3. Cote d'I voire earlier won the match 3-0.

Ghana were warned for not hoisting flags in the stadium in their match against Congo on 1 September.

Mali were slapped with a fine of 15,000 Swiss francs and warned for improper conduct among spectators including throwing objects such a bottles and chairs onto the field in their match against Morocco on 5 September.

Morocco were also fined 3,000 Swiss franc and warned for improper conduct among spectators that involved whistling the national anthem in their match against Mali on 1 September.

Nigeria were fined 30,000 Swiss francs and warned for improper conduct among spectators involving pitch invasion by supporters and invasion of restricted areas in their match against Cameroon on 1 September.

Zambia got a 7,000 Swiss fine and warning for improper conduct among spectators who threw bottles in their match against Algeria.

South African player Mulomowandau Erick Mathoho was given a 2 match ban, fined 5,000 Swiss francs and warned for violent conduct  in their match against Cape Verde on 1 September. He had been suspended for one match.
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03 Outubro 2017 20:09:43




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