The Confederation of African football CAF has announced that it will no longer take cases of age cheating and hooliganism in African football lightly.
During the federation’s executive meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, it was decided that a special task force would be set up to tackle violence and age cheating in African football.
According to a communiqué released on its official website, the federation also decided to launch a new fair play campaign.
“The constitution of a Task-force to brainstorm on how to fight against violence and age cheating in African football. Establishment of the Fair-Play Award named after Albert Ebosse to be awarded every year to a member association based on a fair-play rat ing adopted by Exco and to be applied in all CAF competitions for clubs and national teams of each member association.”
Cameroon international and JS Kabylie player, Albert Ebosse, was killed barely a month ago by Algerian fans in a domestic league match.
After the incident, CAF ordered Algerian club, ES Setif to play its Orange CAF Champions league semi final home game against TP Mazembe behind closed doors.
Republic of Benin was also banned from all CAF-organised age group competitions after allegations of age cheating against the country were confirmed.