Egypt’s Zamalek fined, to play behind closed doors

The Confederation of African Football has fined Egyptian club

Zamalek $80,000 and ordered it to play behind closed doors

following a violent pitch invasion by fans in an African Champions

League game in Cairo.

CAF says on Wednesday that Zamalek is guilty of violating four

articles of the body’s disciplinary code in the match against

Tunisia’s Club Africain on April 2, when its supporters tried to

attack the visiting players and referee.

CAF rules Zamalek will play its next four home games in CAF

competitions without supporters, with two of those games

suspended.

Zamalek’s was one of 10 sanctions handed out at Tuesday’s CAF

disciplinary body meeting in Johannesburg, with Senegal fined

$5,000 for a pitch invasion in an African Cup of Nations qualifier

against Cameroon.