Fan fined for running onto pitch

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Ethiopia_fan Gallo Images Ethiopian supporters seen here during the African Cup of Nations match between Burkina Faso and Ethiopia.

Johannesburg – An Ethiopian soccer fan arrested for running onto the pitch during an Africa Cup of Nations match was fined on Monday, Mpumalanga police said.

Cherea Ablmenjine Regassa, 35, admitted guilt in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court and was fined R1500, Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

Regassa jumped over the barrier and ran onto the pitch during a match between Ethiopia and Burkina Faso last Friday. – Sapa


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