CAF DC fines Egypt 100 000 USD for failure to honour tournament media protocols
The CAF Disciplinary Board has imposed a fine of 100 000 USD, with 50 000 suspended, to the Egypt Football Association (EFA) for breaching CAF TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 media protocols and directives.
This is after Egypt FA failed to honour a media press conference on 29 January 2022 ahead of their match against Morocco in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals in Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium which is part of the obligations for all the participating teams.
Media and CAF Rights Holders had waited almost two hours for Egypt to arrive for the scheduled press conference.
Egypt FA has 60 days to pay the 50 000 USD fine.
The other 50.000 USD is suspended on the condition that Egypt FA is not found guilty of a similar offence during the Total Energies African Cup Of Nations, Cameroon 2021 as a result of the team failing to observe CAF’s Decisions and Directives as agreed at the pre-tournament teams’ associations media and marketing meeting and further amplified by the documentation and Directives given to them upon their arrival to Cameroun.
The CAF Disciplinary Board also charged Egypt and Morocco players and officials with misconduct and bringing the game into disrepute.
The reports show that they were altercations between Egypt assistant coach Rogerio Paulo Dos Santos Cesar De Sa and the President of the Moroccan FA Mr Fouzi Lekjaa. A general fight followed in which Morocco player Sofian Boufal and Egypt player Marwan Mostafa Daoud were identified.
CAF Disciplinary Board decided:
– To suspend Egypt player, Marwan Mohamed Moustafa Dawoud for two matches, namely match no. 50 (Semi-Final) and match no. 52 (Final) or match no. 51 (3rd Place match) for his violent conduct, and to impose a fine of 5.000 USD upon Egyptian Federation.
– To suspend Egypt assistant coach, Mr Rogerio Paulo Dos Santos Cesar De Sa for four matches; namely, match no. 50 (Semi-Final) and match no. 52 (Final) or match no. 51 (3rd Place match) in addition to his next two matches with his national team, for using an obscene gesture, and to imposing a fine of 10.000 USD on the Egyptian Federation.
– To impose a fine of 10.000 USD on the Egyptian Federation for the unidentified aggressors of the above-mentioned incident.
– To address a warning to Egypt coach, Carlos Quiroz by bringing the game into disrepute virtue of bench behaviour.
– To suspend Morocco players Soufian Chakla, and Soufian Boufal for two matches with the national team, for their violent behaviour.
– To impose a fine of 10,000 USD on the Moroccan Federation for the unidentified aggressors of the above-mentioned incident.
– To address a call of order to Morocco officials present on the bench for their unsportsmanlike behaviour.