Avlessi returns as Togo FA boss

06/04/2008
Avlessi returns as Togo FA boss

Calm has returned to Togo football after Tata Avlessi was reinstated as the president of the country's federation on Tuesday.

Togo sports authorities returned Avlessi to the post on Tuesday, three weeks after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) lifted a life ban imposed on him.His return brings an end to a fierce internal battle between two factions, each claiming the right to replace Avlessi.

"After the storm the time has come for forgiveness and mutual pardon for one another," Avlessi told BBC Sport.

"All members of the Togo Football Federation can work together to regain lost time because we have lot of challenges ahead."

CAS, the Switzerland-based body, ruled last month that allegations he tried to bribe referees were unproven.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) handed down the ban in September last year.

The ban prevented Avlessi from carrying out any football-related activities, including going to grounds.

But according to CAS, the evidence was "not very credible," the tribunal adding that "Caf has not established that Mr Avlessi was guilty of attempted corruption".

He was accused of bribing referees during a match between Togo and Tunisia at the African U-17 Championship in Togo in March 2007.

 

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