Equatorial Guinea fined $100,000 for Nations Cup battles

The Confederation of African Football on Friday fined Equatorial Guinea $100,000 for unrest in a Africa Cup of Nations semi-final in which 36 fans were injured, the CAF said.

But CAF said that despite the disturbances blamed on Equatorial Guinea fans in Thursday’s semi-final defeat to Ghana, fans would be allowed into the country’s third place play off against Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday.

Saturday’s play-off is being held at the same stadium in Malabo which was likened to “a warzone” on Thursday as Equatorial Guinea supporters pelted Ghanaian fans with plastic bottles and chairs.

The game was held up for over half an hour with Ghana eventually winning 3-0 to set up a final on Sunday with Ivory Coast in Bata.

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