No basis: Morocco rejects all CAF sanctions


The Royal Federation of Moroccan Football [FRMF] have rejected the sanctions imposed on them by the Confederation of African Football [CAF] for not hosting the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Africa’s football governing body banned the initial 2015 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, Morroco from the next two editions of the competition, and fined the Moroccan Football Federation £650 000 and claiming £5.9 million in damages.

The FRMF said it ‘rejects all of these sports and financial sanctions’.

The Royal Federation of Moroccan football said on their website:

‘The executive committee is said to be greatly surprised by the decisions taken by Caf.

‘They do not correspond in any way to the conclusions of the first meeting in Cairo with the President of Caf (Issa Hayatou).”

It added that it believes there is ‘no regulatory basis’ for the punishment and that it will “take all necessary measures to uphold the rights and interests of Moroccan football and provisions”.

Equatorial Guinea hosted the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations after Morocco pulled out with Cote d’Ivoire beating Ghana for the trophy in a repeat of the 1992 edition of the competition.

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