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AFCON 2019: Comoros threatens CAF Cameroon’s status

AOL Footba | The Comoros national team has asked the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to throw out reigning champions Cameroon out of next year’s tournament following or it would head to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) to seek redress, AOIFootball.com reports.


The General Manager of the Comoros National team Ben Amir Saadi said that the country will head to CAS should CAF fail to respect article 92 of its regulations and disqualify Cameroon after stripping it of hosting rights.
According to article 92 of the CAF regulations, “If a country having been entrusted with the organisation of the final tournament of the Africa Cup of Nations is desisting or the tournament is being withdrawn from it, it shall be subject, in addition to further disciplinary sanctions, to a fine fixed according to the following scale:
“Withdrawal notified two or more years prior to the Final Tournament: a fine of one hundred thousand (100,000) U.S. dollars.


“92.2. Withdrawal notified less than two years before the date of the Final Tournament: a fine of three hundred thousand (300,000) U.S. dollars.
“92.3. Withdrawal notified within one year before the date of the Final Tournament: a fine of five hundred thousand (500,000) U.S. dollars and a suspension of the next edition of AFCON of it’s A national team, without considering the concerned edition.


“92.4. Withdrawal notified less than six months before the date of the Final Tournament: a fine of one million (1,000,000) U.S. dollars and this country will bear the expenses of all moral and financial damage suffered by CAF and the participants. Its A national team will also be suspended for the next two editions of AFCON, without considering the concerned edition.”


Comoros are currently ranked 3rd in Group B with five points, three behind Cameroon and both countries are billed to clash in the final group game next year in Yaoundé.

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10 comments

  1. Hum… parce que les Comores ont deja gagne quel championat foot? Vraiment ils sont de mauvaise foi et j espere qu’on leur donnera une raclee a la prochaine rencontre de foot.

  2. They have a good point. This junta of Paul Biya must be kicked out of the tournament for failing to host.

  3. Cameroonon deserve to be Disqualified. Since Cameroon Qualified by virtue of being the host Country and they are no longer Hosting, then it time to beat them firewell and let the Lions think about the problems at home for once. Does anyone from Lions care about the plight of Anglophone in Cameroon?

    • Someone must have forgotten that Cameroon is the current African champions.

      • That does not give them a free ticket to disappoint the continent you this retarded junky. They must and shall be kicked out.

      • To open up your idiotic rotten idiocy, Nigeria won 1994 and was banned from participating in 1996 due to the same political strongman debacle. Idiot.

  4. If i read the write up well,Cameroon was stripped of the Hosting Rights, they did not withdraw. So the sanctions mentioned above have not include those of stripping off the tournament.

    • Brown Sugar (Abuja)

      I don’t think the write up is clear to you, this is just politics and nothing more.

      When Kenya was stripped off from hosting the CHAN CHAMPIONSHIP, either early this year or last year, CAF had to withdraw the country from participating in the competition and awarded Morocco the spot as a new host, even though haven’t fail to qualify.

      Kenya was suspended, and CAF also fine the country.

      Now, a similar scenario is playing up here, and we want to turn a blind eye to it.

      Ahmed is so careful not make it look like, he is punishing Cameroon because of the sins of their son, Issah Hayatou. If not, by right and going by the rules as it is stated by CAF constitution, Cameroon should have pave the way for others to slug it out in the group, since the country has been stripped naked.

    • Brown Sugar (Abuja)

      I don’t think the write up is clear to you, this is just politics and nothing more.

      When Kenya was stripped off from hosting the CHAN CHAMPIONSHIP, either early this year or last year, CAF had to withdraw the country from participating in the competition and awarded Morocco the spot as a new host, even though haven’t fail to qualify.

      Kenya was suspended, and CAF also fine the country.

      Now, a similar scenario is playing up here, and we want to turn a blind eye to it.

      Ahmed is so careful not make it look like, he is punishing Cameroon because of the sins of their son, Issah Hayatou. If not, by right and going by the rules as it is stated by CAF constitution, Cameroon should have pave the way for others to slug it out in the group, since the country has been stripped naked.

      CAF WHY

  5. @ Gentlemanity , read again article 92 (not sub 1,2.3 etc) ………is desisting or ……is been withdrawn from it.