Morocco free to play 2017 and 2019 Cup of Nations – CAS | AFP
The highest appeals court in world sports, CAS, rejected harsh penalties imposed on Morocco’s soccer team for its request to delay the January 2015 African Cup for concerns about Ebola:
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Thursday scrapped sanctions dished out by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to Morocco, freeing the North African country to play in the 2017 and 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
CAF hit Morocco’s football federation (FRMF) with the ban and a fine of $1 million (880,000 euros) after it decided not to host the 2015 Cup of Nations amid fears over the Ebola crisis.
CAS said it “has upheld the appeal in a large proportion”…[Full Story]