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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has overturned the ban imposed on Morocco by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

CAF banned Morocco after they decided not to host the Nations cup in 2015. Morocco had been given the rights to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations but had asked for a postponement of the tournament due to the out break of Ebola in Africa.

CAF refused the request of Morocco and went on to ban them from the tournament which was eventually hosted by Equatorial Guinea in January.

In February CAF went on to impose more sanctions and punishments on Morocco. CAF banned Morocco from the next two editions of the Nations Cup to be held in 2017 and 2019. CAF also imposed a fine of one million dollars on the football federation of Morocco.

CAF claimed they suffered financial losses due to the change in venue of the tournament which happened with only few weeks left to the start of the tournament.

The football federation of Morocco responded to the sanctions by stating they rejected all form of sanctions imposed on them and will make an appeal with The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

CAS in its ruling overturned the ban as well as reducing the fine from one million dollars to fifty thousand dollars.

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