Algeria’s Setif thrown out of African Champions League


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Algeria’s Entente Setif have been ejected from the African Champions League after trouble marred their match with Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.

The game on 18 June was abandoned by the referee with Sundowns 2-0 up when violence broke out in the stands.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) said “missiles, stones, bottles and firecrackers” were thrown onto the pitch during the game .

There was also a pitch invasion as fans reacted angrily to the defeat.

Caf have thrown Setif out of the tournament and annulled the result of the match – which could damage Sundowns’ chances of making it out of the group.

They lose the points and the goals which they had gained in the victory.

Caf also left open the possibility of further sanctions against Setif.

The other teams in the group are Enyimba of Nigeria and Egypt’s Zamalek – who top the now three-team group after a 1-0 away win in the first round of matches.


[Source  BBC]