By Lamin Cham
The Confederation of African Football, Caf, has fined The Gambia $10,000 for violation of articles 8.3 and 151, each of which attracts a fine of five thousand dollars.
According to Caf, this follows a report filed by the match officials which stated that ”initially the security on the ground was not enough that led to the delay.” The officials according to CAF told the Gambian Federation to improve on the number of security personnel, which was increased, and the match was played after the stipulated time.
Caf went ahead to quote article 83 which makes the host association, in this case The Gambia, liable for any failure or lapse security in and around the venue at all times during and after the match .
In addition article 151 also holds the host association responsible for the entire safe organization of the match including ensuring the safety of players and officials among other things.
Therefore CAF Disciplinary Board decided to impose a fine of $5,000 (Five Thousand US Dollars) upon the Gambia Football Federation in terms of art. 83.2, and a further $5,000 (five thousand US Dollars) for failing to respect the principles of article 151, which represents a total of 10,000 USD (Ten Thousand US Dollars), said a correspondence from Caf on the matter.