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Liberia FA appeals FIFA rule change in Court of Arbitration for Sport

28 Nov 2012 09:58
The BBC reports that the Liberia Football Association has taken an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over new rules adopted by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) that affect the body's presidential vote.
In September, CAF adopted controversial new rules stating that anyone seeking the presidency must be a voting member of the executive committee.

This prevents people like Jacques Anouma, who sits on the executive committee of world governing body FIFA, and South Africa's 2010 World Cup chief Danny Jordaan from running for the continent's top football job. "We cannot be living in the 21st century and trying to administrate football as though we were in the 18th century," Liberia FA president Musa Bility said.

In its appeal, the Liberia FA raised a number of technical violations that it believes make CAF's new rules invalid. These include a failure to provide the minimum 90 days notice that an amendment proposal of CAF statutes is due for vote and the fact that the Liberian FA was not aware of the rules being ratified by FIFA, as is required by the world governing body, The BBC says.

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