Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:22 pm
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced the disqualification of the DR Congo club AS Vita from the CAF Champions League.
They were replaced by Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa, who AS Vita beat at the last stage of the competition.
Vita Club disqualification followed the fielding of an ineligible player, Idrissa Traore, who had earned four match ban while playing for Stade Malien of Mali in the 2015 season.
“Traore played with the Malian club during the 2015 season. Whilst featuring for Stade Malien, the CAF Disciplinary Board handed him a four (4) match suspension. He served only one match and the remaining with three (3) matches suspension was carried over to the next competition in line with Articles 114.1 & 114.2 of the CAF Disciplinary Code. However, AS Vita fielded him in the preliminary rounds of the 2016 Orange CAF Champions League against Mafunzo of Zimbabwe.” the CAF explained.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) is holding the draw for the 2016 CAF Champions League and the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup today at its headquarters in Cairo.