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Musa CSKA Moscow Get UEFA Sanction

Musa CSKA Moscow Get UEFA Sanction

–To play 3 Europa matches behind closed doors

UEFA has ruled that Ahmed Musa’s CSKA Moscow must play their next three European matches behind closed doors due to issues of racism and crowd trouble.

The Russian champions are also forbidden to sell away tickets for their trip to face Manchester City in UEFA Champions League Group E later this month.

The punishments relate to incidents during CSKA’s opening 5-1 defeat at Roma in this season’s competition, when play was halted due to crowd disturbances, for which the club has also been fined €200,000.

In a statement, UEFA confirmed CSKA had fallen foul of Article 14 of its disciplinary regulations: “racist behaviour of supporters”; and two sections of Article 16: “crowd disturbance and setting/off throwing of fireworks and missiles.”

” The fight against racism is a high priority for UEFA. The European governing body has a zero-tolerance policy towards racism and discrimination on the field and in the stands, the statement added.

” All forms of racist behaviour are considered serious offences against the disciplinary regulations and are punished with the most severe sanctions.

It is the third time in the past year that CSKA have been punished due to racist behaviour by the club’s supporters.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure was subjected to monkey noises as the Premier League champions secured a 2-1 win in Russia last October.

A section of CSKA’s ground was closed for the next home game against Bayern Munich
In December, UEFA charged CSKA for supporters displaying far-right symbols during the 2-1 away loss at Viktoria Plzen.

For the latter offence, CSKA was forced to play this week’s 1-0 defeat to Bayern in a closed stadium.

COMMENTS

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  • Samuel 4 years ago

    I wonders that Keshi is building team since 2012 and still yet he didn’t yet having a standing team for Nigerian to boast of, for how long Keshi will build team? Keshi is a joker by saying he his building team all time, Keshi likes invited players who he can collect “Eguje” from their hands or players that he can sell to Europe, he didn’t know anything about coaching job, he just fortunate won nation cup with collective effort as Ikpeba said, Keshi should go and let Siasia back to his job, Siasia boys play good game during his time, it was just that some people in the Glass house doesn’t like him that was why they rebelled against him by using the people like Osase and Mikel to play worst during our last game against Guinea in order to loose his job by then which everyone knows that, therefore New NFF should call Siasia back…. Up Naija.. Up Eagles… Up Nff.. Up Siasia..