The court of Arbitration for sports has dismissed the petition filed by the Comoros Football Federation, CFF against the Confederation of African Football, CAF. In a press release issued on Tuesday; 4th June 2019 in Lausanne, the court deemed two petitions filled by CFF inadmissible.
The first was filed on 28th January 2019 based on “the absence of a decision as a denial of justice” while the second deposited on 11th February 2019 against the decision of the Confederation of African Football, CAF of 30th January 2019 not to suspend National Team A of Cameroon from the 2019 African Cup of Nations and attributing the 2012 AFCON to the Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT.
According to the release, the two petitions were compiled and addressed to the three parties who took part in hearings that held on the 29th May 2019 in Lausanne in Switzerland.
On the bases on evidence and arguments presented, the arbitration unit of TAS deemed the petitions inadmissible. They based their judgement of the fact that the quest for justice should be backed by an interest worth protecting. The release noted adding that the CFF has no sports interest worth protecting in this case because even if Cameroon was to be disqualified it would be mathematically impossible for Comoros to qualify for AFCON 2019 from the group.
They also noted that CFF has no legal backing to request CAF to suspend FECAFOOT.