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CAF disqualifies AS Vita from Champions League

24 May 2016, 16:42

Cairo - CAF has disqualified DR Congo club AS Vita from the Champions League for fielding an ineligible player.

According to CAF, Traore played with Stade Malien during the 2015 season. Whilst featuring for the Malian club, the CAF Disciplinary Board handed him a four match suspension. He served only one match and the remaining with three matches suspension was carried over to the next competition in line with Articles 114.1 & 114.2 of the CAF Disciplinary Code.

Also read: Pillars keeper turns down AS Vita offer

AS Vita fielded Idrissa Traore in the preliminary rounds of the 2016 Orange CAF Champions League against Mafunzo of Zimbabwe.

CAF, after reviewing a complaint by Stade Malien (Mali) on the eligibility of the player Traore used by AS Vita during the preliminary matches of the 2016 Orange CAF Champions League, found the DR Congo club guilty and as a result disqualified it from the Champions League.

A Sportdaylive report says CAF has however replaced the DR Congo club with South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns.

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