Togo ANC appeal rejected by Court

Togo will not be included in the upcoming draw for the 2012 African

Cup of Nations qualifiers after the Court of Arbitration for Sport

(CAS) rejected an appeal from the country’s football association.

CAS late Thursday dismissed the request by the Football

Federation of Togo (FTF), saying a new draw could be held if the

Togo is later successful in overturning a ban on its participation

in the next Nations Cups.

Togo was banned for two tournaments after it withdrew from

last month’s event in Angola following a fatal gun attack on its

team bus.