AFCON: CAF fines Egypt heavily for dishonoring media protocols

The Pharaohs have been strongly penalized by the continent’s football governing body for sabotaging Cameroon 2021’s media etiquette. The Confederation of African Football has punished Egypt’s senior national team for violating media guidelines at the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. A punishment of $100,000 was imposed on the North African country for neglecting to have a press conference prior to their quarter-final encounter against Morocco. The Pharaohs were sanctioned by the CAF, according to a statement on their website, since their actions were in violation of the ‘obligations for all participating teams.’

“The CAF Disciplinary Board has imposed a fine of 100 000 USD, with 50 000 suspended, to the Egypt Football Association (EFA) for breaching CAF Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 media protocols and directives,” the statement read.

“This is after Egypt FA failed to honour a media press conference on 29 January 2022 ahead of their match against Morocco in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals in Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium which is part of the obligations for all the participating teams.

“Media and CAF Rights Holders had waited almost two hours for Egypt to arrive for the scheduled press conference. Egypt FA have 60 days to pay the 50 000 USD fine.

“The other 50.000 USD is suspended on the condition that Egypt FA are not found guilty with a similar offence during the Total Energies African Cup Of Nations, Cameroon 2021 as a result of the team failing to observe CAF’s Decisions and Directives as agreed at the pre-tournament teams’ associations media and marketing meeting and further amplified by the documentation and Directives given to them upon their arrival to Cameroon

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