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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Rio Ferdinand gets a 3 match suspension

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 equivalent to Sh 3.5m  by the Football Association for comments he made on Twitter.

The 35-year-old ex-England captain has also been “severely warned as to his future conduct” and told to attend an education programme arranged by the FA.

It is believed the misconduct charge related to a comment where he used the word “sket”.

The definition of the term is “a promiscuous girl or woman”.

Hoops manager Harry Redknapp told BBC Sport he had “no inkling” his centre-back would be served with a three-match ban.

The 67-year-old said he would be meeting with club chief executive Philip Beard this Thursday to discuss whether the club plan to appeal.

Source : BBC.com