LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dismissed Musa Bility’s appeal to overturn his exclusion from the FIFA presidential election.
Bility, who is from Liberia, failed to make the field after failing an integrity check.
FIFA’s election monitoring panel ruled the Liberian soccer federation president ineligible last month. No reason was publicly given, but Bility said a previous criminal allegation against him was dismissed by a Liberian court.
CAS says it will release the grounds for its decision early next year.
FIFA has approved five candidates for the election to be held on Feb. 26. Michel Platini, who has been handed an eight-year ban but still hopes to run for FIFA presidency, is also expected to appeal to CAS.