Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Africa

Court shows Moucharafou red card



The Supreme Court of Benin has ordered Mr Anjorin Moucharafou to give up his seat as president of the Benin Football Federation (FBF) to archrival Victorien Attolou, who defeated the incumbent early this year at a Court of Appeal in Cotonou.

The decision opens a new page in the lingering power tussle between both men and risks attracting sanctions from FIFA.

Attolou, who was a member of the FBF Executive Committee, broke out with other members last year to establish a parallel body after accusing Moucharafou of tyranny, with the blessings of the authorities.

However, the Benin government distanced itself and recognised Moucharafou when FIFA threatened to impose sanctions on the West African nation.

The ruling says Moucharafou must submit the keys of the FA headquarters with immediate effect and also fines the State five million francs CFA (R290,000) for damages.

Benin did not qualify for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations but are currently leaders of Group H of the FIFA World Cup qualifying with four points.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Sunday Oliseh
How Ranieri outfoxed the world
This time last year, Leicester fans were biting their fingernails in fear of relegation from the...

Dr Errol Sweeney
English refereeing exposed
The Premier League deciding game between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspurs lived up to all the hype.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Arsene Wenger not going anytime soon
I strongly believe that had Chelsea and Jose Mourinho made a better start to the season then...

Clyde Tlou
Six points to save African football
Reaching the quarterfinals only three times in 13 World Cup appearances is a clear sign for Africa...