Esperance fined for Champs League violence

Tunisian club Esperance has been ordered to pay for damage at

Cairo International Stadium caused by its fans at an African

Champions League semifinal match.

The African football confederation also fined Esperance $50,000

for ”violence perpetrated by spectators” during the Oct. 3 match

against Al Ahly.

Egyptian television broadcast live pictures of Tunisian fans

attacking policemen. They also ripped out stadium seats and set off

fireworks.

Esperance lost the first leg 2-1 but advanced to the final on

away goals by winning the return 1-0.

CAF fined Esperance a further $15,000 for players’ ”aggressive

behavior” during the first leg of the final, a 5-0 loss to

Congolese club TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Oct. 31.