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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.



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