Azaro won two penalties for Al Ahly as they edged Esperance 3-1 in the first leg of the CAF Champions league final but was involved in a violent scene that saw him rip an opponent’s shirt.
Video reviews aided the board’s decision to ban the Moroccan international and slap a further US$ 20,000 fine.
“Having viewed the footage relating to Player no. 9 OUALID AZARO, and in terms of art. 12 of the Disciplinary Code, the Chairman of CAF Disciplinary Board has decided to impose the below sanctions:
1. Suspend player no. 9 Oualid Azaro for the next two (2) matches, namely match. 148 E.S.T. [Tunisia] vs. Al Ahly Sporting Club [Egypt] and his next match during the CAF interclubs competitions;
2. A fine of 20.000 USD (twenty thousand United States Dollars) is to be imposed upon the club in terms of art. 12.1(b),” the board ruled.
The board has also summoned the head coach of Al Ahly for a hearing of his case for allegations of unsporting behaviour.
The second leg of the finals will take place this Friday at the Olympic stadium in Rades, Tunisia.