JS Kabylie win appeal against ban

Published On 11/02/2015 | By AFS Staff | Africa, Algeria, CAF Champions League, Latest News, Maghreb, Top Stories

Algerian top-flight side JS Kabylie have won their appeal against a two-year ban imposed after the death of their striker Albert Ebosse.

JS Kabylie were banned from all African competitions following the death of Cameroonian Albert Ebosse during a home match last August.

Postmortem tests on Ebosse has shown that he died due to a beating rather than being hit by a projectile as was initially suggested.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) “annulled with immediate effect” the ban imposed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in October.

In a statement, the court said: “The (decision to ban) was taken without the representatives of the club JS Kabylie having been heard or even informed of the procedure in progress.”

JS Kabylie finished second in the Algerian Ligue 1 and thus qualified for the African Champions League preliminary rounds.

They will now face St. George of Ethiopia in the first-leg of the African Champions League preliminary round.



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