The Confederation of African Football (CAF), during a meeting held in the capital of Egypt, Cairo, on June 3, 2016, announced that it has passed a USD 10,000 fine on the Ethiopian Football Federation National (EFF) in addition to other disciplinary measures.
EFF on its part stated that the decision about the punishment came late and said that it will appeal at a future date.
The decision came after EFF executive committee members Choll Bell (Eng.) and medical staff Dr. Zegeye Taye were accused of unsportsmanlike conduct during the Young Walias game against their Ghanaian counterparts in which they lost 5-2 on aggregate. In that regard, the EFF was fined USD 10 thousand while Choll Bell and Dr. Zegeye Taye were each fined USD five thousands. The duo has also been suspended from taking part in four tournaments that will be organized by CAF.
Sources close to the matter and the federation told The Reporter that though the federation has received the decision passed on the two individuals, the federation has not yet received any document regarding the decision passed on the federation.
Junedin Basha, president of the Ethiopian Football Federation told The Reporter that the fine and disciplinary measures have been passed based on the reports submitted by the game referees and commissioners. He also noted that the federation will make efforts to revoke the decision through discussion with CAF officials.
However, Junedin did not give further details regarding the fate of the penalized duo.