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Recent decisions of the Disciplinary Board of December 6, 2020

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The Disciplinary Board, an independent body of CAF, met by videoconference on 6 December 2020, to review the cases brought to its attention. After deliberations, the following decisions have been made and notified to the concerned.

Case no.1: Match no. 163 Pyramids FC (Egypt) Vs Horoya AC (Guinea) played on 20/10/2020 - Semifinal of 2019-20 TOTAL CAF Confederation Cup 2019/2020

FACTS:  Positive Doping Case of Ibrahim Hassan Abdellatif of Pyramids FC

CONSIDERED

- In terms of the CAF Statutes & Regulations;

- In terms of Articles 10, 11, 43.1, 46, 83 and 151 of the Disciplinary Code

DECISION: The Disciplinary Board decided to impose upon the player a suspension of two (2) years, of which twenty-two (22) months are suspended on the condition that the player is not found guilty of a similar offence within two years, therefore Ibrahim Hassan is suspended for Two (2) months starting the date of his Therapeutic Use Exemption Application, namely starting from the 18th of November 2020 until the 18th of January 2021.

Case no. 2: Match no. 88 Gambia Vs Gabon, Qualifiers of the Total AFCON, Cameroon 2021

FACTS: On their arrival, the Gabonese national team players were stranded at the airport for more than five hours, meaning that the whole Gabonese team delegation spent the night sleeping on the airport’s floor.

CONSIDERED

-        In terms of the CAF Statutes & Regulations;

-        In terms of Articles 10, 11, 43.1, 46, 83 and 151 of the Disciplinary Code

DECISION: The Gambian federation did not comply to the loyalty, integrity and sportsmanship values and rules of Fair Play concerning the reception of the Gabonese Delegation. The Disciplinary Board decided to impose upon the Gambian federation a fine of 100.000 USD (One Hundred Thousand US Dollars) of which 50.000 USD (Fifty Thousand US Dollars) are suspended on the condition that the federation is not found guilty of a similar offense within a period of twenty-four (24) months.

Case no. 3: Match no. 88 Gambia Vs Gabon, Qualifiers of the Total AFCON, Cameroon 2021

FACTS : Mr. Pierre Emerick Emiliano François Aubameyang has publicly published offensive and degrading material that undermines the honor and image of the Confederation of African Football.

CONSIDERED

- In terms of the CAF Statutes & Regulations;

- In terms of Articles 10, 11, 43.1, 46, 82 of the Disciplinary Code

DECISION: The CAF Disciplinary Board decided to impose a fine of 10,000 USD for breach of the values of sportsmanship and integrity on the Gabonese Football Federation for the regrettable behavior of the player.

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