CAS Investigating Confederation Of African Football Presidential Vote Rules
The "power struggle to determine who can and who can't challenge for the top job in African football is being taken all the way to sport's highest court of law," the Court of Arbitration for Sport, according to Andrew Warshaw of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Two months ago, the Confederation of African Football passed an amendment "banning anyone from outside its inner sanctum" from challenging President Issa Hayatou. But now Hayatou is "having his authority challenged." The CAS has confirmed that Liberian officials have "appealed to overturn the election rules," which are scheduled to take place from Monday. Ivory Coast's Jacques Anouma and South Africa's Danny Jordaan "were seen as potential challengers although neither are voting members of CAF" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 11/29).