Walid Azaro suspended for two games following shirt tear

Walid Azaro suspended for two games following shirt tear
epa07137938 Walid Azaro (R) of Al Ahly fights for the ball with Ghaylen Chaaleli of ES Tunis during the CAF Champions League final 1st leg match between Al Ahly and ES Tunis in Alexandria, Egypt, 02 November 2018. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Nov 06, 2018. 12:00

The Confederation of African Football's (CAF) disciplinary committee have suspended Al Ahly forward Walid Azaro for the next two games following his unsportsmanlike behaviour in the club's 3-1 win over Esperance de Tunis last weekend.

The 23-year-old won two penalties in a match plagued by controversy in Alexandria last Friday. The Red Devils now travel to Rades for the second leg of the 2018 Caf Champions League final this Friday, with Azaro to watch from the stands.

In an attempt to con the match official, Azaro tore his own shirt following a coming together inside the area and following complaints from Esperance in the aftermath of the match, Caf have acted swiftly to ban the Moroccan forward.

CAF have released the following statement:

“Having viewed the footage relating to Player no. 9 OUALID AZARO, and in terms of art. 12 of the Disciplinary Code, the Chairman of CAF Disciplinary Board has decided to impose the below sanctions:

1. Suspend player no. 9 Oualid Azaro for the next two (2) matches, namely match. 148 E.S.T. [Tunisia] vs. Al Ahly Sporting Club [Egypt] and his next match during the CAF interclubs competitions;

2. A fine of 20.000 USD (twenty thousand United States Dollars) is to be imposed upon the club in terms of art. 12.1(b);

3. Al Ahly’s Coach, Mr. Patrice Carteron will be invited to appear before the Disciplinary Board for a hearing regarding allegations of unsporting behaviour.”

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