The African Football Super League Committee conditioned the participation of Petro de Luanda, in the first edition of the competition, due to the penalization of all sporting activities, for two years, of which the two-time Angolan champions were targets.
On its website, the League organization stated that the measure will last until the disciplinary investigations imposed by the Disciplinary Council of the Angolan Football Federation (FAF) are completed.
In the African competition, Angolan side Petro de Luanda, coached by Portuguese coach Alexandre Santos, will face South African side Mamelodi Sundows in the quarter-finals.
At issue is the audio that was broadcast on social media in June, in which the coach of Académica do Lobito, Agostinho Tramagal, in conversation with the journalist from Rádio Nacional de Angola Adolfo Manuel, confessed to having received three million kwanzas, as an incentive to win 1.º de Agosto in the Angola Cup, last season, in addition to making commitments with Bento Kangamba, to allow Kabuscorp do Palanca to win matches, in exchange for large sums of money.
The Angolan club was suspended due to alleged “non-compliance with the duty of collaboration to which it is bound with the FAF, within the scope of the disciplinary process initiated”, as stated in the organization's statement, a fact denied by the club's management, which assured that it had appeared available to collaborate and promised to appeal the decision within eight days.