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Caf to meet over Zamalek violence

Zamalek fans invade pitch
Zamalek fans invaded the pitch and attacked players of Club African and officials in Cairo

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) will meet later this month to decide on the action to take over a violent pitch invasion in Egypt.

Fans of Egyptian club Zamalek invaded the pitch on Saturday and attacked players and officials during the Champions League clash with Club Africain of Tunisia.

Caf's disciplinary committee will meet in Johannesburg on 19-20 April to examine reports by the match officials.

The crowd invasion forced the abandonment of the high-profile match in Cairo.

Local team Zamalek were leading Tunisian visitors Club Africain 2-1 as the second round, second leg qualifier drew to a close and needed another goal to squeeze through on the away-goal rule having lost 4-2 in Tunis two weeks ago.

The five-time African champions thought they had got that goal when an Ahmed Gaafar header landed in the net only for the Egyptian to be ruled offside by the Algerian match officials with television replays backing the decision.

The Egyptian Football Association responded by delaying the return of its domestic league.



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