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£6.5 Million fine on Morocco and Ban

£6.5 Million fine on Morocco and Ban

African Cup of Nations

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) banned Morocco for the next two African Cup of nations since they failed to host this year’s African Cup of Nations. They have been given a further penalty of around £6.5m which includes £650,000 fine and £5.9m for damages.

Morocco failed to take a final decision on whether they were going to host the African cup of nations or not, under the given deadline. Later Morocco cited the concerns of EBOLA virus’s outbreak in Africa as the reason for failing to host the tournament and also made a request to the CAF to postpone the tournament to 2016 which was eventually rejected.

CAF’S statement regarding the whole issue:

“The executive committee considered that,contrary to the royal Moroccan football federation cited, force majeure cannot be accepted for the benefit of the federation. ”

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