The Angolan Ministry of Youth and Sports said that supporters ripped and threw chairs, bottles and other blunt objects onto the pitch, following the defeat by Wydad.
The Angolan government today repudiated the incidents at the 11 de Novembro stadium, after Petro de Luanda’s defeat by Wydad (3-1), in the first leg of the semi-finals of the African Football Champions League.
The Angolan Ministry of Youth and Sports said supporters ripped and threw chairs, bottles and other blunt objects onto the pitch.
“We watched with perplexity and great concern at the unworthy behavior of some fans, who during the game ripped up benches, threw bottles and various objects towards the game hall, negatively marked the organization of the match and, consequently, the image of the country, this at a time when matches of the biggest club competition of the African Football Confederation (CAF), in Angolan stadiums, puts Angola at the center of attention of sports lovers, in particular football, on the continent”, reads in a note.
The ministerial body said it expected a possible sanction from the African Football Confederation to the Angolan emblem, following the acts of vandalism carried out by the fans.