CAIRO: Botswana risks disciplinary action from the African Football Confederation after a Nations Cup pitch invasion in Francistown.
Tebogo Sebego, president of the Botswana Football Association, has told local media that he fears a fine of up to $10,000 if not stadium closure.
Happy fans invaded the pitch after the Zebras secured a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso in a 2017 Nations Cup Group D qualifier. The Zebras had lost their opening match to Uganda in Kampala in June.
Sebego said: “CAF is likely to charge us because our fans became too excited.
“It is a lesson to us. Our fans need to be educated on the rules and regulations in order to avoid an incident of this nature in future.”
The referee’s report will be studied by the Nations Cup organising committee before the incident is reported to the CAF disciplinary committee.
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