CAF decison to ban Togo is shameful

30 Jan

As you likely know, the Togo national soccer team left the African Cup of Nations after an attack on their team bus killed three.  The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to suspend the team from competing in the next two African Cup competitions and fine them $50,000.

The reasoning given was that the Togolese government told the team to come home and the “decision taken by the political authorities is infringing CAF and CAN (African Nations Cup) regulations.”

While this may technically be true, it’s shameful that CAF made this decision.  Common sense and decency must come into play when making decisions like this.  Who does it benefit to ban Togo?  No one.  This was a horrible attack that no one deserves to be punished for.  FIFA must take action to overturn this ridiculous ban.

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