CAF suspends, fines VP of Togo football federation for misconduct

AFCON 2013 (PANA) – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has suspended the Vice-President of Togo Football Federation Mr. Herve Piza Alakiesto, over alleged attempted aggression towards the Security forces in the VVIP lounge of Mbombela stadium during the Togo/Tunisia match at the ongoing 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.

According to a CAF statement obtained by PANA Friday, the disciplinary board of the confederation suspended Mr. Alakiesto from taking part in the next four matches of the Togo national team within the frame of CAF competitions. He was also fined US$5000.

Details of what CAF called ”attempt of aggression” were not disclosed.

The Togo/Tunisia match on 30 Jan at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit was the teams’ last group D game, and it ended 1-1.

Togo was eliminated in the quarter-final of the tournament after losing 1-0 to Burkina Faso, meaning the football federation Vice President will serve his match ban at other CAF competitions involving the national team.

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