The Executive Committee noted that the CAS established that the Royal Moroccan Football Federation could not invoke "force majeure" in that the Ebola outbreak did not make it impossible for the AFCON to be organized in Morocco. In addition, the CAS admitted that the FRMF was responsible for the violation of Article 7 paragraph 1 a) of the statutes of CAF.
It should be recalled that the Executive Committee of CAF, in its decision of 6 February, 2015 in Malabo, had already indicated that the force majeure assertion by FRMF could not be accepted and that the Royal Moroccan Federation was guilty of infringing Article 7 paragraph 1 a) of CAF statutes.
The CAS therefore reached the same conclusions as the CAF Executive Committee but decided to annul the sanctions imposed.
CAF, which joined the authority of the jurisdiction of the CAS, has committed to implementing the decisions and will comply with this ruling despite the contradictions observed in the CAS decision.
The full press release after the Executive Committee meeting of February 6, 2015 in Malabo.