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Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie / CAF

11.02.2015 15:27 Age: 3 yrs

Lausanne, 11 February 2015 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its final decision in the arbitration between the football club Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie (JSK / Algeria) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Algerian club, sanctioned by its own federation following incidents at the match between JSK and USM Alger on 23 August 2014 (after which the player JSK Ebossé Albert died), was banned from participating in CAF club competitions during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. This decision was taken by the Executive Committee of CAF on 9 October 2014 and was immediately appealed by JSK to the CAS.

The CAS found that the disciplinary proceedings conducted by the CAF authorities did not comply with the rules of the CAF; the challenged decision was taken without the representatives of the club JSK having been heard or even informed of the procedure in progress. The appeal of JSK is therefore upheld and the decision of the Executive Committee of CAF is annulled with immediate effect.

Football - Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie/CAF case: The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) annuls the decision of the CAF Executive Committee

Lausanne, 11 February 2015 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its final decision in the arbitration between the football club Jeunesse Sportive de Kabylie (JSK / Algeria) and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The Algerian club, sanctioned by its own federation following incidents at the match between JSK and USM Alger on 23 August 2014 (after which the player JSK Ebossé Albert died), was banned from participating in CAF club competitions during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. This decision was taken by the Executive Committee of CAF on 9 October 2014 and was immediately appealed by JSK to the CAS.

The CAS found that the disciplinary proceedings conducted by the CAF authorities did not comply with the rules of the CAF; the challenged decision was taken without the representatives of the club JSK having been heard or even informed of the procedure in progress. The appeal of JSK is therefore upheld and the decision of the Executive Committee of CAF is annulled with immediate effect.