06 Nov 2018
Al Ahly's Azaro banned 'for ripping shirt'

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has banned Al Ahly striker Walid Azaro for two matches for breaching its Disciplinary Code.

Caf did not elaborate on the exact reasons for banning the Moroccan in the statement it released.

However he was caught on camera ripping his own shirt in Ahly's 3-1 win over Tunisia's Esperance in the first leg of the African Champions League on 2 November.

The ban means he will miss the second leg of the final on Friday.

The shirt ripping incident was not the only controversy Azaro was involved in during the first leg.

Esperance players were unhappy with the two penalties awarded against them for fouls on Azaro despite the use of Video Assistant Referee technology to confirm both incidents.

Ahly have also been fined US$20,000 for the same incident and the club's coach Patrice Carteron has been "invited to appear before the Disciplinary Board for a hearing regarding allegations of unsporting behaviour."