CAF Executive Committee decided to reintegrate the Sudanese club Al Hilal Al Obied to its Confederation Cup

CAF Executive Committee decided to reintegrate the Sudanese club Al Hilal Al Obied to its Confederation Cup
On 20 July 2017, the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), during its meeting in Morocco, reconsidered the position of CAF regarding the complaint of the Sudanese Club Al Hilal Al Obied and accepted the claim of the club and annulled the first CAF decision for disqualifying the club, and finally decided to reintegrate the club to the Confederation Cup after FIFA lifted the suspension on the Sudan Football Association (FA) imposed due to governmental interference in the Sudan FA affairs.

Background

On 6 July 2017, FIFA informed the Sudanese FA of the decision taken by the Bureau of the FIFA Council on 27 June 2017 to suspend it because of governmental interference in the affairs of the FA, as the ministry of justice in Sudan dismissed the elected board of the Sudanese FA and appointed a new board.

FIFA stated in the decision:

The SFA representative and club teams are no longer entitled to take part in international competitions until the suspension is lifted.”[1]

CAF decision to the exclusion of All Sudanese clubs from CAF club’s Competitions

Accordingly, on 6 July 2017, CAF decided to disqualify the Sudanese representatives in CAF competitions; CAF excluded the clubs Al Hilal and Al Marreikh from the CAF Champions League, and Al Hilal Al Obied from the CAF...

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