Heavy fines and lengthy ban for Morocco

Suspension of the President and ultimatum for Tunisian Federation At its meeting in Malabo on February 6, 2015, the CAF Executive Committee during the 30th edition of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations took action on the refusal of Morocco to host this competition as scheduled and agreed.

On October 10, 2014, Morocco had requested CAF to postpone the Tournament by a year   citing the outbreak of the Ebola virus (“of the highest health risk”) as a case of force majeure to justify her claim. CAF rejected Morocco’s request  and ordered the latter give her final decision on the withdrawal from hosting the Orange African Nations’ Cup, 2015 not later than November 11, 2014.

Pursuant to the provisions of Articles 7.1.a, 23.11 and 62 of the Statutes of CAF and in accordance with Article 41 of the Application of the Statutes of CAF regulations and according to Article 92.4 of the competition rules and the terms of the Framework Agreement signed for the Orange African Nations’ Cup 2015, the CAF Executive Committee decided to suspend the national team of Morocco from the next two editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, 2017 and 2019, and to impose on the federation the regulatory fine of US$ 1 million (One million United States Dollars).

The CAF Executive Committee imposed on the Royal Moroccan Football Federation an amount of eight million and fifty thousand euros (8.05 million euros) in compensation for all material damage sustained by CAF, stakeholders and partners as a result of the decision not to host African Nations’ Cup 2015.