Football Kenya Federation v. CAF

Press Release

16th November 2018

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has registered an urgent appeal filed by the Football Kenya Federation against the decision taken by the Confederation Africaine du Football (CAF) Appellate Body dated 7 November 2018 in which an earlier decision taken by the CAF Disciplinary Council to disqualify the Equatorial Guinea team from the 2018 CAF Women’s Cup of Nations due to their alleged fielding of an ineligible player during a qualifying match was overturned, leaving the Kenyan team unable to take part in the tournament.

Football Kenya Federation seeks a ruling from CAS annulling the challenged decision of 7 November 2018 in order for Football Kenya Federation to be reintegrated into the tournament in place of Equatorial Guinea.

In addition to its appeal, Football Kenya Federation filed an urgent request for provisional measures requesting the annulment of the challenged decision and its reinstatement to the competition. The CAF filed a written reply submission and earlier today, the President of the CAS Appeals Arbitration Division issued an Order on Provisional Measures rejecting FKF’s request for provisional measures.

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