The Confederation of African Football may hand out a $10 000 fine to Algeria due to crowd trouble by their fans in the AFCON semi-final against Nigeria, footballlive.ng has learned.
During the game a section of the Algerian fans went into a row reserved for the Egyptian fans because the Egyptian fans celebrated Nigeria’s equaliser.
As per Algerian journalist, Maher Mezahi, CAF officials indicated in their match reports that Algerian supporters in CAT 3 started throwing water bottles at Egyptian supporters in the East stand in the 72nd minute.
footballlive.ng understands that CAF officials also reported some Algerian supporters tried to jump the barrier and attack Egyptian supporters.
CAF sources say The $10,000 fine is suspended and will only be imposed if Algerian supporters are guilty of similar behaviour in the final.
More Algerian fans travelled to Cairo for the game against Nigeria and more are expected to join them for the final against Senegal according to reports.
The government of Algeria have put measures in place to ensure that more fans travel for the final this Friday.
On Friday, Algeria is seeking to win the AFCON title that’s eluded the team for 29 years.