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Cameroon cleared to play in AFCON

beIN SPORTS | Cameroon will play at the Africa Cup of Nations after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed the appeals from the Comoros Football Federation (FFC) over its participation.

The FFC argued Cameroon should be excluded from the 2019 tournament after it was stripped of hosting rights.

Egypt was made host of the finals in January after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) deemed Cameroon not fit to host an expanded 24-team format after delays in its preparations.

However, CAS said FFC’s appeals are inadmissible as it has no “concrete sporting interest” in excluding Cameroon as doing so “would have no impact on the ranking of the FFC in its qualifying group for the 2019 [tournament] and that it was therefore mathematically impossible for it to qualify for this competition”.

CAS “also concluded that the FFC had no sufficient legal interest” in requesting Cameroon’s football federation (FECAFOOT) be suspended.

Defending champion Cameroon finished second in Group B of AFCON qualifying to book its place in the tournament, where it is to scheduled to meet Guinea-Bissau, Ghana and Benin in the pool stages.

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2 comments

  1. i have always thought that it was a strategic mistake for us to invest money in football without an industry to use it as an instrument of commercializing our products.in this case creating more jobs,expanding our production base.it is from here that we can talk about technology because without mastering basic industries.our engineers will find it impossible to master even elimentary machines ,not to talk of sophisticated ones.
    we must get our oder of priorities right and it starts from the village level.a bottom up contrary to the top down system of wealth creation used by countries that won military confrontation with invaders seems to be impossible in our case.the state does not have the resources necessary to impose it.

  2. Only goats were thiking otherwise.

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