Morocco have rejected CAF sanctions against the country after refusing to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations due to fears of an Ebola outbreak.

After banning the North African nation, the Morocco football federation hit back at the Confederation of African Football (CAF) expressing “great surprise” at the decisions.

The nation pulled out of hosting the tournament late last year, due to Ebola fears that threatened gathering of multitudes according to Morocco’s ministry of health.

Equatorial Guinea stepped in to host the tournament and successfully did, despite chaos that marred the semi finals between the hosts and Ghana.

CAF confirmed earlier this month that Morocco will be banned from the next two AFCON competitions while also being fined $1million and forced to pay a further €8.5m in damages.

After a directors’ committee meeting on Tuesday, the Federation Royale Marocaine de Football (FRMF) said they were surprised at the decisions, rejecting the ban.

“The directors’ committee has expressed great surprise at the decisions made by CAF,” read a statement on the FRMF website.

“The directors’ committee of the FRMF rejects all these sporting and financial sanctions and considers that the decisions
taken by the Executive Committee of CAF are against the development of African football, and not based on any statutory basis.”

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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