The Confederation of African Football (CAF)’s hammer came down heavily on Morocco on Friday for refusing to host this year’s Africa Cup of Nation.
The continental soccer ruling body fined the north/western African country, $1 million and banned it from participating in the 2017 and 2019 editions of the tournament.
The country’s national team, Royal Moroccan Football Federation too was not speared as it was fined €8 million in compensation.
Morocco had refused to host this year’s event due to fears of Ebola virus that ravaged parts of the West Africa and Central African countries last year.
The country’s refusal had caused some headache for the organiser of the AFCON until Equatorial Guinea accepted and hosted the tournament which ends on Sunday.