Mohammed VI Cup: Morocco’s Raja and Wydad fined over fans’ behavior

The Union of Arab Football Associations, UAFA, has slapped a $57,000 fine on Raja Casablanca because of fans’ inappropriate behavior during the Nov. 23 tie with city rival Wydad as the two clubs clashed for the last 16 match of the Arab Club Championship also known as the Mohammed VI Cup.

Raja axed Wydad 5-5 in aggregate with goal difference after drawing 4-4 during the second leg.

The match was marked by the use of smoke bombs and deployment of giant tifos.
The UAFA, reports, breaks down the fine as follow: $50,000 for the pitch invasion after the final whistle, $2,000 for organization pitfalls and $5,000 for the use of smoke bombs.

Wydad has been handed a $20,000 fine for similar concerns during the first leg match.

Raja have advanced to the quarter finals. They will know their opponent after the match between the Iraqi Air Force team and the Mouloudia d’Alger, scheduled for Dec.16.

The other Moroccan team still in the race, Olympic Club de Safi (OCS ) will face Ittihad Jaddah in the away match in Jaddah on January 15. The return match will take place on February 9.

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