ZIMBABWE Champions Chicken Inn have been fined $5 000,00 by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) for the offensive behaviour of their players during their African Champions League second leg tie against South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria in February.
By Tafadzwa Ndiraire
The Gamecocks overcame their more illustrious opponents 1-0 in the first leg in Bulawayo through a strike by Mitchell Katsvairo but they were booted out of the tournament following a 2-0 defeat in the second leg which helped Mamelodi Sundowns qualifying on a 2-1 aggregate victory.
The two goals came from Wayne Arendse and Katlego Mashego who converted a hugely controversial penalty at the death after Passmore Bernard was adjudged by Madagascar referee Andofetra Avombitara Rakotojaona to have clipped Khama Billiat in the penalty area.
Chicken Inn players then protested against the penalty decision and unsporting behaviour which has handed them the fine. Chicken Inn chairman Lifa Ncube could not be reached for comment on Monday.
Caf on Monday, announced the penalty they imposed on Chicken Inn. Chicken Inn were making their maiden appearance at the prestigious tournament after winning the league title last term when they beat Dynamos to the finishing line under coach Joey Antipas.