Country's AFCON ban overturned

Morocco have won their appeal against their bans from the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations tournaments

 

Morocco's ban from the 2017 and 2019 African Cup of Nations have been overturned after winning their appeal.

The country was banned from the tournaments by CAF after refusing the host the 2015 African Cup of Nations due to fears of Ebola fears in the country.

But after an appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the ruling made by the Confederation of African Football.

The Court for Arbitration for Sport also reduced a fine imposed on Morocco's FA (FRMF) from $1m to $50,000.

It has however been reported that CAF's order for FRMF to pay $8.7m in damages 'may be examined by another jurisdiction'.

CAF  claims it suffered final losses because of the relocation of the 2015 finals from Morocco to Equatorial Guinea - only two months before the start of the event.

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