ES Setif have been disqualified from the CAF Champions League after crowd trouble marred their Group B match against Mamelodi Sundowns.
Algerian side Setif were trailing 2-0 at the Stade du 8 Mai 1945 when the match was abandoned in the closing stages.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) noted a “pitch invasion as well as numerous throws of missiles, stones, bottles, and firecrackers, provoking a certain number of injured spectators and members of the security forces”.
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Setif have subsequently been kicked out of the competition, with the result against Sundowns, and their future fixtures, cancelled.
“The CAF Organizing Committee for the Inter-Clubs Competitions decided to apply the provisions of Chapter XII para 3 and considered ES Setif loser and eliminated from the competition without prejudice to any other sanctions that may be imposed by CAF Disciplinary Board,” a CAF statement said.
Sundowns will remain in Group B alongside Zamalek and Enyimba, two of which will still qualify for the next round.
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