Esperance's continental woes continued on Wednesday after CAF slapped heavy penalties following their CAF Champions League first leg tie against Zamalek in Cairo last Friday.
Esperance were beaten 3-1 in the first leg and face an uphill task in overturning the deficit in the reverse fixture set for Friday at Rades Olympic Stadium.
CAF Disciplinary Board slapped a four-match suspension on head coach Mouine Chaabani and fine of $20, 000 for his aggressive behaviour and use of offensive words at the match officials. Assistant coach Mejdi Traou received a similar ban but fined $50,000 for similar actions.
The Board also banned midfielder Khalil Chamam for six matches and issued with $40,000 fine for spitting on the match officials. Another player Abderaouf Benguit was banned for four matches and fined $20,000 for offensive language.
The club was also fined $10,000 after their fans used flares in the fiery encounter played at the Cairo International Stadium.