THE Confederation of African
Football has refused to confirm
whether Morocco will play in the
qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup
of Nations.
On Thursday the Court of
Arbitration for Sport overturned
Caf’s ban on Morocco from the
2017 and 2019 events.
But on Friday Caf’s director of
communications Junior Binyam
told BBC Sport: “There are many
meetings to be held before the
way forward is known.
“Let’s see what will happen.
The draw is supposed to take
place on 8 April.”
Caf is set to hold its annual
general congress next week in
Cairo and Binyam said the matter
will be discussed there by its
executive committee.
Morocco were suspended
from the next two editions of the
Nations Cup after they did not
host the 2015 event because of
their fears over the outbreak of
Ebola on the continent.
The Royal Federation of
Moroccan Football (FRMF) asked
for the finals to be postponed but
Caf refused. The tournament was
relocated to Equatorial Guinea,
only two months before it began,
and Morocco were excluded.
In addition Morocco were fined
US$1m (£675,000) and ordered to
pay 8m euros (US$8.7m, £5.85m)
in compensation.
Cas reduced the fine to
US$50,000 (£34,000) and said
the separate claim for damages
“may be examined by another
When asked about the decision
by CAS relating to the financial
penalties, Binyam insisted
Morocco “still have to pay the

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