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CAF yet to Confirm Morocco's Place at AFCON 2017

The Confederation of African Football has is yet to confirm whether Morocco will play in the qualifiers for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

On Thursday the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissed CAF ‘s ban on Morocco from the 2017 and 2019 events.

But today Friday, CAF’s director of communications Junior Binyam told the press that: “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 was 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 was fined $1million and ordered to pay $8.7milloin in compensation.

CAS reduced the fine to US$50,000 and said the separate claim for damages “may be examined by another jurisdiction”.

When asked about the decision by CAS relating to the financial penalties, Binyam insisted Morocco “still have to pay the compensation”.

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