Caf Fines Kenya Over Crowd Trouble


Kenya has been fined $10,000 by the Confederation of African football (Caf) following crowd trouble during the 2017 Afcon qualifier against Guinea Bissau in Nairobi last month.

The African football governing body has also warned Kenya over security arrangements during Caf matches adding that recurrence of similar incidents could see Harambee Stars play their home matches in a neutral venue.

Caf cited national team players for severely contesting the referee's decision after he awarded a goal 10 minutes from time claiming the ball had not crossed the line.

Angry fans joined in throwing projectiles onto the pitch and causing a long stoppage and forced the police to fire teargas canisters into the crowd.

Play resumed after a half-hour delay with the visitors going on to win the match 1-0.

Guinea Bissau was also reprimanded with a warning letter after ball boys entered the field of play minutes after the final whistle against Stars back home.

Record Afcon winners Egypt have been fined $5000 for excessive use of lasers during their crunch qualifiers against the Super Eagles while Nigeria were fined a similar amount for having excess fans in the stadium and lack of security in their home clash against the Pharaohs.

St George of Ethiopia was also fined $5000 for poor security measures during their Caf Champions League clash against TP Mazembe that saw a fan enter the field of play while bottles were also thrown onto the pitch.

Zimbabwe's Chicken has also been fined $5000 for the behavior of their players towards the referee during their Caf Champions League match against Mamelodi Sundowns.