- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

CAIRO (AP) - Algerian club Entente Setif was thrown out of the African Champions League on Friday for fan trouble that caused a game to be called off and left spectators and security officials injured.

The Confederation of African Football disqualified the two-time African champion following the problems near the end of last weekend’s game against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.

With Sundowns leading 2-0 in injury time, fans invaded the field and threw bottles, stones and firecrackers, injuring police and other spectators, CAF said. The referee stopped the match. Tournament rules call for the home club to be kicked out if a game is stopped because of fan violence.

Setif is a seven-time Algerian champion and the Champions League winner in 2014.

Sundowns made it through to the group stage only after Congo’s AS Vita was disqualified for an ineligible player.

African soccer regularly has problems with fan unrest.

In just its latest list of disciplinary decisions last month, CAF announced fines and other sanctions against 18 African clubs or national teams for a variety of offenses. Most involved spectators invading the field, throwing missiles, or using flares.

In one bizarre case, Guinea Bissau’s federation was warned after the kids on the sidelines who retrieve the ball decided to invade the field during a qualifier for the African Cup of Nations.

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