The Disciplinary Board of the Confederation of African Football has assigned a $10,000 penalty on the Benin Football Association.
This is because of what Caf describes as Benin FA’s “security failure” at the 2020/21 Caf Confederation final in Cotonou, Benin on July 10, 2021.
At the verge of the game, some supporters from Raja Club Athletic and JS Kabylie invaded the field and declined to evacuate the pitch, halting the medal ceremony.
Moreover, some club officials from Raja Club Athletic pushed through security to force their means on the field during the medal exhibition.
The Caf Disciplinary Board acknowledges “there was a low reaction from Benin security team, that stewards were softened and not efficient as expected”.
Both clubs were also fined $8,000 for the behaviour of their fans, Raja Club Athletic were given an extra $5,000 retribution for the behaviour of their officials.
Judgement of the CAF Disciplinary Board:
- 1. The CAF Disciplinary Board has decided to impose a fine of USD 10,000 on Benin Football Federation for the security failure.
- 2. The CAF Disciplinary Board has decided to impose a fine of USD 8,000 on Raja Club Athletic for the unsportsmanlike behaviour of their supporters.
- 3. Further, the Board decided to impose additional USD 5,000 on Raja Club Athletic for the disruption of the medal ceremony by club officials.
- 4. The CAF Disciplinary Board has decided to impose a fine of USD 8,000 on JS Kabylie Club for the unsportsmanlike behaviour of their spectators and the invasion of the pitch.