Morocco banned for next two Afcons

The Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) withdrew as hosts for this year’s edition because of health and safety concerns surrounding the Ebola virus epidemic

Morocco have been banned from competing in the next two Africa Cup of Nations for refusing to stage the 2015 tournament.

The Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) stood down as hosts because of the Ebola virus epidemic, after an initial request for a postponement was rejected by the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF), and the event was subsequently switched to Equatorial Guinea.

CAF have now decided to fine the FRMF $1,000,000 (€830,000) for their late withdrawl and exclude the Atlas Lions from the 2017 and 2019 African Cup of Nations tournaments.

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