Cameroon remain winners of the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected a complaint filed by Morocco on age cheating.
Both teams met in the group stage of the continental competition held in Tanzania last April, with Cameroon winning 2-1. Moroccan officials went on to accuse the junior Indomitable Lions of featuring two overage players, eventually dragging the case to CAS.
In a statement published late Friday, Cameroon football federation (Fecafoot) said the decision of CAS was based on the “lack of sufficient proofs and porous argument” presented by Morocco.
Cameroon, alongside Nigeria, Angola and Senegal, will represent Africa at the 2019 FIFA U17 World Cup in Brazil later this month.
Guinea, who finished second at the 2019 Africa U17 Cup of Nations, were disqualified by CAF due to age fraud, with Senegal replacing them as vice champions.