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AFCON 2021: CAF takes disciplinary action against Tunisia, coach, goalkeeper over misconduct

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The Confederation of African Football, CAF Disciplinary Board on Monday has taken  disciplinary action against the Tunisia FA, their head coach, Mondher Kbaier and goalkeeper, Farouk Ben Mustapha over misconduct.

CAF said Kbaier entered the field without the referee’s permission, while Mustapha used vulgar language towards the referee.

We reported that this is coming less than 24 hours after Tunisia eliminated the Super Eagles of Nigeria from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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CAF also imposed a fine of 5,000 USD on the Algerian Football Federation and a fine of 10,000 USD on the Ivorian Football Federation for the invasion of the field by their supporters.

The continental football governing body disclosed this in a statement on its website.

The statement read in part,

“CAF Disciplinary Board decided to: To issue a warning to Cameroonian Football Federation for the lack of security during the said match and stern reminder to strictly comply with the safety regulations.

“To impose a fine of 5,000 USD on the Algerian Football Federation for the invasion of the pitch triggered by their supporters.

“To impose a fine of 10,000 USD on Ivorian Football Federation for the invasion of the field by their supporters, of which 5,000 is suspended provided that such an incident does not reoccur during the tournament.

“Tunisia FA was charged after their coach Mondher Kbaier entered the field without the referee’s permission. The DC also charged Tunisia goalkeeper, Farouk Ben Mustapha with misconduct for using vulgar language towards the referee.

“To impose a fine of 5,000 USD on coach Mondher Kbaier for his behaviour

“To impose a fine of 5,000 USD on Farouk Ben Mustapha for his regrettable behaviour

“To issue a call to order to Tunisian Football Federation regarding compliance with the principles of loyalty, integrity, sportsmanship and ethics. “




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