Thursday 3 June 2021
Tunisian regulations expert, Anis Ben Mim, revealed that the penalty imposed on Tunisian striker Taha Yassin Khenissi, striker of the Tunisian Esperance sports team, will not affect the team’s march in the African Champions League.
Anis Ben Mim came out in statements on Tunisian radio “Mosaique”, to confirm that the disciplinary committee of the Confederation of African Football “CAF” decided to follow the lightest possible penalty because of the principle of good faith.
He added: “The penalty for taking prohibited substances amounts to stopping the activity for a period of four years, while the penalty is for a period of only one year.”
He continued, “Khenissi’s penalty will not have any effect on the team’s career and results in the current edition of the African Champions League.”
And he concluded: “These decisions are only individual decisions and have no effect on the team to which the player belongs, and the results are not canceled or suspended except in the case of proven doping by an athlete specialized in individual sports.”
The Confederation of African Football issued a decision in the last hours of yesterday evening, Wednesday, to suspend the team’s striker, Taha Yassin Khenissi, for taking prohibited substances.
Esperance is scheduled to meet Al-Ahly in the semi-finals of the African Champions League, where the first match is scheduled to take place at the “Hamad Al-Aqrabi” stadium in Rades on the 19th of this month, with the return leg to be held on the 26th of the same month in Egypt.