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AFCON 2023: CAF wields big stick, fines DR Congo, USD 20,000, Morocco, USD 5,000

Posted : 26 January 2024

After its investigation, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Disciplinary Board found both the Moroccan and DR Congo football federations, as well as Morocco's coach, guilty of infractions during their Group E encounter. 

The CAF Disciplinary Board released its verdict on the post-match incidents that occurred following the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Cote d’Ivoire 2023 fixture between Morocco and the Democratic Republic of Congo on January 21.


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In its official statement, CAF stated that, following the investigation, the Disciplinary Board found both the Fédération Royale Marocaine de Football (FRMF) and the Fédération Congolaise de Football Association (FECOFA), as well as coach Walid Regragui, guilty of separate offenses and imposed the following sanctions:

- Federations:
  - FRMF: Fined USD 20,000 (an additional USD 10,000 fine imposed for supporter use of smoke bombs, with USD 5,000 suspended).
  - FECOFA: Fined USD 20,000.

- Coach:
  - Walid Regragui: Four-match suspension (two matches suspended for one year) and USD 5,000 fine.

Appeal and Enforcement:
These decisions will take effect upon the expiration of the appeal period outlined in the CAF Disciplinary Code.




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