Africa Cup of Nations: Court of Arbitration for Sport Dismisses Case Against Cameroon

Cameroon was stripped of the right to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations finals

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) has dismissed the claim from the Comoros Football Federation (FFC) that Cameroon shouldn’t be allowed to compete at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Cameroon was originally scheduled to host the tournament but lost the right to do so due to delays in their preparations.

The FFC therefore argued on 29 May that Cameroon should be excluded from the 2019 Nations Cup finals as they originally only qualified as hosts.

However, the Cas Panel concluded that the appeal was inadmissible “on the basis of the evidence and arguments presented by the parties.”

Cameroon were required to qualify through the group stage after being stripped of host status.

A Cas Panel statement stated that Comoros would not qualify for the Nations Cup finals even if the appeal was successful and therefore “had no concrete sporting interest in Cameroon being suspended.

Cameroon will open their African Cup of Nations campaign against Guinea-Bissau on 25 June.

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