AWCON 2018: CAS rejects Kenya reinstatement appeal

AWCON 2018: CAS rejects Kenya reinstatement appeal

The court of arbitration for sports (CAS) has rejected an appeal by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) following the reinstatement of Equatorial Guinea into the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Ghana.

In a story published by ACLSports last week, we reported Kenya’s appeal to CAS to intervene in the issue at hand and the football legal body has now responded to that appeal on the eligibility of Annette Jacky Messomo representing the two time time champions.

Below is a press release on the ruling by CAS on Football Kenya Federation (FKF)’s request that provisional measures to be taken by CAS in order inter alia for FKF to be reinstated into the tournament in the place of Equatorial Guinea or to stop the tournament until the matter is heard by CAS:

“The President of the Appeals Arbitration Division, decided, by an Order dated 16 November 2018, that the request for provisional measures filed by the Football Kenya Federation on 14 November 2018 is rejected.

Consequently, in view of the above, the eight qualified teams for the Total’s Women African Cup of Nations 2018 remains: Algeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia.”

The tournament commences on Saturday, 17th November, 2018 with the opening ceremony to hold in Accra.

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