Togo appeals ban to CAS

Togo have appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport against their ban from the next two editions of the African Nations Cup.

Togo were banned by the Confederation of African Football following their withdrawal from this year’s tournament in the wake of a terrorist attack on their team bus that resulted in three deaths.

CAF objected to the withdrawal as they claimed the impetus came from the Togolese government, amounting to unacceptable political influence.

However, the decision has been widely criticised and now faces a legal challenge.

“The Togolese government have appealed to CAS against CAF’s decision to suspend the team from the next two tournaments,” sports minister Christophe Tchao told reporters.

An assistant coach and the team’s press officer – plus a driver – were killed when Togo’s bus was fired upon on the eve of the tournament in January.

More in this Section

Hurling Hands: Daithi Regan - 'I had five hurleys and I intended using every one. Back then the more hurleys you broke, the better'Hurling Hands: Daithi Regan - 'I had five hurleys and I intended using every one. Back then the more hurleys you broke, the better'

Valtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc investigated for possible coronavirus breachValtteri Bottas and Charles Leclerc investigated for possible coronavirus breach

Manchester City given go-ahead to host Real Madrid at Etihad StadiumManchester City given go-ahead to host Real Madrid at Etihad Stadium

Chelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour suffers injury setbackChelsea midfielder Billy Gilmour suffers injury setback


Lifestyle

Testosterone levels drop by 1% a year after the age of 30, so should all middle-aged men be considering hormone replacement therapy to boost their mood and libido? asks Marjorie BrennanHow male hormone deficiency can impact both mood and libido

There are two biggies for the must-see lists this week: the final episodes of I May Destroy You, on BBC; and the first episode of The Plot Against America on Sky Atlantic on Monday/Tuesday.Scene & Heard: New TV shows and old bands

When Tom McDonald, my father in law, discovered that his daughter was marrying a musician, I suspect it was music to his ears. It was if he’d been waiting for me.Tom Dunne: Ennio Morricone, my father-in-law, and me

Tips for potato-growers, a feast of Cuban music, and a scary clown, all in a Friday night's viewing.Friday's TV highlights: Tips for potato-growers, a feast of Cuban music, and a scary clown

More From The Irish Examiner