CAF released a press statement after Tunisian club Esperance complained about Al-Ahly's behaviour in the first leg.
Al-Ahly won the game 3-1 thanks to two controversial penalty decisions and their player Walid Azarou was specifically accused of unsporting behaviour.
The suspension has come after Esperance released a complaint on the weekend. The Tunisian club asked Caf to suspend Azarou from the second leg as they alleged that the Al-Ahly striker assaulted one of their players.
"We ask the Confederation of the African Football to suspend Ahly's Moroccan striker Walid Azarou from taking part in the second leg of the Caf Champions League final in Tunisia as he didn't respect the sports' charter after assaulting an Esperance player," the statement read.
Caf is set to meet with Al-Ahly coach Patrice Carteron before deciding on any punishment for his behaviour.
Here follows the press release from Caf with their decision:
"Having viewed the footage relating to Player no. 9 OUALID AZARO (spelt differently by Caf), and in terms of art. 12 of the Disciplinary Code, the Chairman of CAF Disciplinary Board has decided to impose the below sanctions:
1. Suspend player no. 9 Oualid Azaro for the next two (2) matches, namely match. 148 E.S.T. [Tunisia] vs. Al Ahly Sporting Club [Egypt] and his next match during the Caf interclubs competitions;
2. A fine of 20.000 USD (twenty thousand United States Dollars) is to be imposed upon the club in terms of art. 12.1(b);
3. Al Ahly’s Coach, Mr. Patrice Carteron will be invited to appear before the Disciplinary Board for a hearing regarding allegations of unsporting behavior."
By Ignat Manjoo
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