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Fan fined for running onto pitch

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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.

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NELSPRUIT, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 25, Ethiopian supporters during the 2013 Orange African Cup of Nations match between Burkina Faso and Ethiopia from Mbombela Stadium on January 25, 2013 in Nelspruit, South Africa Photo by Manus van Dyk / Gallo Images

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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