Sudan’s head coach Hubert Velud has been fined $10,000 for unsporting behaviour towards the assistant referee in their 2-0 defeat to Ghana on November 12 in the Total AFCON 2021 qualifiers.
According to the Confederation of African Football, after a decision by the referee in the penalty area, the Sudan Coach entered the field of play with a sprint towards the first assistant referee claiming a penalty.
The assistant referee was sprinting towards the centre line and was blocked by the coach who verbally aggressed him saying “This is why African refereeing is behind”. The assistant referee asked the coach to let him pass yet he refused.
The assistant referee pushed the coach, he then fell and exaggerated the fall.
The Disciplinary Board, an independent body of CAF, met by videoconference on 6 December 2020, to review the case.
The Discipline Board employed Articles 82, 83.1, 83.2 of CAF Disciplinary Code of the CAF Statutes & Regulations;
CAF Disciplinary Board decided to impose upon the coach of Sudan a financial sanction of 10.000 USD (Ten Thousand US Dollars) for his unsporting behaviour towards the assistant referee.