Tuesday Feb 03, 2015. 22:46
CAF have banned referee Rajindraparsad Seechurn from Mauritius for six months and slapped a fine of $50,000 on Tunisia following the disgraceful incidents at a 2015 AFCON quarterfinal against Equatorial Guinea at the weekend.
According to an official statement by CAF, host nation Equatorial Guinea were also fined $5,000 for pitch invasion and warned to tighten security at match venues.
The CAF referees committee regretted the poor performance of referee Seechurn, who awarded a dubious late penalty which gave Equatorial Guinea the chance to draw level and go on to advance 2-1 to the semi-final against Tunisia.
He has been sent home from Equatorial Guinea and delisted from the CAF ‘A’ Elite Referees panel.
The CAF disciplinary board fined Tunisia $50,000 for “insolent, aggressive and unacceptable behaviour of the players and officials of the Tunisian team” during the match.
They will also pay the cost of the damages they caused at the Estadio de Bata during the incidents of Saturday.
CAF have also ordered Tunisia to send a letter of apology or evidence of the unfairness of CAF and their officials before midnight Thursday.
Failure to do so will lead to additional sanctions against Tunisia, which could include a ban from the 2017 Nations Cup.
They also condemned the conduct of the president of Tunisia football Federation (FTF), Wadie Jary, who entered the pitch to criticise the referee.