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JS Kabylie given two year Caf ban

22 September 2014
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Algerian club JS Kabylie have been banned from African competitions for two years over the death of Cameroonian footballer Albert Ebosse.

Ebosse died after being hit by an object thrown by fans after an Algerian league match last month.

The decision was taken by the Confederation of African Football during a meeting in Ethiopia.

Kabylie had qualified for next year’s African Champions League after finishing second in last season’s Algerian league.

JS Kabylie’s record in African club tournaments

African Champions Cup: 1981 and 1990

African Cup Winners Cup: 1995

Caf Cup: 2000, 2001 and 2002 (must wins by any club in the tournament)

African Super Cup: 1982

Caf has also decided to establish an annual fair-play award named after Ebosse.

The executive committee said it will be “awarded every year to a member association based on a fair-play rating adopted by ExCo and to be applied in all Caf competitions for clubs and national teams of each member association.”

Algerian football authorities have

already punished Kabylie.

The club have been banned from playing at home for the whole of the 2014-2015 season and their fans are also not able to attending any matches – home and away – until the start of the year.