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Zamalek punished for fan violence

Crowd violence at Zamalek against Club Africain
Zamalek have been punished for crowd violence against Club Africain

Egyptian side Zamalek will have to play its next two home games in continental club competitions behind closed doors and pay a fine of US$80,000.

The sanctions come after violence at the end of their Champions League match with Tunisia's Club Africain earlier this month.

The Confederation of African Football's disciplinary committee also said if there is a repeat of the violence the club would play another two matches without spectators and face a year's suspension from continental games.

Club Africain themselves were fined US$10,000 after 'spectators entered the field of play' during the first leg of the tie with Zamalek in March.

The heaviest fine after Zamalek's was for Nigeria's Enyimba who will have to pay a total of US$20,000 for a pitch invasion and inadequate security forces for their Champions League game against US Bitam of Gabon earlier this month.

Enyimba were also given a final warning 'due to past incidents at Aba stadium, with severe sanctions in case of any future incident.'

The Senegalese Football Federation was also issued with a US$5,000 fine after fans launched a mass pitch invasion following their 1-0 defeat of Cameroon in March's 2012 Nations Cup qualifier.

Caf also issued US$5,000 fines to Algeria's Mouloudia Alger for fans entering the field of play, as well as Dynamos of Zimbabwe and Angola's AS Aviacao for the violent conduct of players during recent continental club matches.

Meanwhile, Mozambique's Deportivo Maxaquene, Nigeria's Kano Pillars and DR Congo's AS Vita were all fined the same amount after their fans threw missiles.

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