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Gassama to officiate Ismaily clash against CS Constantine

Tue, Feb. 19, 2019
CAIRO – 19 February 2019: CAF Referees Committee announced on Tuesday that Gambian referee, Bakary Gassama, will take charge of Ismaily clash against Algeria’s CS Constantine at the CAF Champions’ League Group Stage.

Ismaily was excluded from the competition following their fans’ riot during Ismaily's clash against Club African at the CAF Champions League.

Ismaily was reinstated to the CAF Champions League after a successful appeal against their expulsion.

CAF revealed that Ismaily’s first game against CS Constantine will be played on February 23 in Egypt and the second game will be played a week later in Algeria

The CAF Champions League draw put Ismaily in Group C alongside Congo’s TP Mazembe, Club Africain of Tunisia and Algeria’s CS Constantine.
Ismaily lost their first two games at the group; they lost the opening game 2-0 to Mazembe in Congo, and the CAF decided to grant the three points to Club Africain following Ismaily fans’ aggressive behaviors.

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