Fifa imposes €8,000 fine on DR Congo

The DR Congo has been asked to pay a fine of €8,000 after local supporters perturbed a World Cup qualifier against Libya in March

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been slapped with a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs (€8,000) from Fifa following match incidents during a World Cup qualifier between its team and Libya.

Libya held the Leopards to a goalless draw at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa on March 24, sparking anger from local fans who threw missiles onto the pitch to protest against their team’s poor performance.

The ground will be suspended from hosting Fifa and Caf matches if more security measures were not put in place in future, the world’s football governing body said.

With four points, DR Congo are behind Group I leaders Cameroon on six points, and Libya on five. The Congolese will face the Mediterranean Knights in Tripoli on June 7 in the next World Cup qualifying match day.