YFF Decides to Punish Participators  in Fan Violence [Archives:1999/11/Sports]

March 15 1999

The Yemeni Football Federation (YFF) had an exceptional meeting headed by Ali Al-Ashwal, director of the YFF last week to discuss the latest fan violence in football stadiums, which occurred between Al-Hilal and Al-Tilal, and between Al-Ahli of Sanaa and Al-Shaab of Ibb. The YFF has decided to suspend the coach of Al-Hilal, Ahmed Ali bin Ali, his assistant Fadheel bin Ali Sunna, and four Al-Tilal players for one year. 
The YFF also issued a warning to Al-Hilal’s administration and fined it 30,000 YR. They also ordered the team to fix everything that had been damaged during the violence at Al-Olufy stadium in Hodeida. 
On the other hand, the YFF issued another warning to Al-Shaab of Ibb’s Administration and fined it 20,000 YR. The YFF budget allocated for both teams was redirected to be spent on fixing the damage caused during the violence at the Ali Muhsin Stadium in Sanaa.