Sanctions for RC Kadiogo and coach

Sanctions for RC Kadiogo and coach
04 April 2017 10:51

Due to the gravity of incidents during the 1/16th round clash of the Total CAF Champions League 2017 between RC Kadiogo (Burkina Faso) and USM Alger (Algeria) played on 18 March 2017 in Ouagadougou, the CAF Disciplinary Board met on Monday, 3 April 2017 at the CAF Secretariat in Cairo, Egypt. 

The following decisions were taken against the Burkinabe club;

- Their next match, Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017 2nd 1/16th round first leg against CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) on 9 April 2017 at the Stade du 4 Aout in Ouagadougou, will be played behind closed doors.

- Head Coach Kamou Malo has been banned from the touchline and dressing room for eight Interclub matches, four of which are suspended provided that he is not found guilty of a similar offence within a period of one year.

- A fine of US$30,000 for the throwing of projectiles onto the pitch, unprofessional conduct of the Head Coach and technical staff as well as the aggressive and unsporting behaviour of the fans which led to the invasion of the pitch and aggression towards the Algerian team.

The report of the match officials indicated that bottles were hurled at the referees and the visiting team throughout the match. 

The report also mentioned that the Head Coach of RC Kadiogo insulted the referees as “corrupt” after the final whistle. He ran towards the match officials and the situation got worse resulting in players, members of the technical team and supporters invading the pitch.

Also, inadequate security at the stadium led to the supporters invading the pitch towards the side of the players and officials of USM Alger.

The report highlighted that the Head Coach was the “main instigator of the unfortunate situation”.

The sanctions are in accordance with the provisions of the CAF Disciplinary Code under Articles 82, 83, 100, 125, 131 and 151.