South African billionaire Motsepe is now the only candidate left, although the possibility remains that this could change on Monday if current CAF president Ahmad overturns his five-year Fifa ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
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The hearing is expected to last two days, and the CAS has said it should render a verdict in advance of the CAF Presidential election on March 12.
The double Olympic 800m champion, 29, lost two previous appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Switzerland’s Federal Supreme Court.
Russia was sanctioned last year after the World Anti-Doping Agency concluded that Moscow had planted fake evidence and deleted files linked to positive doping tests in laboratory data that could have helped identify drug cheats.
Manchester City were cleared on Monday of breaking UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho said on Tuesday it was a disgrace for such a decision to have been made.
Guardiola had in describing the decision called the verdict a “good day for football”.
City, who confirmed their place in next season’s European Cup with the 5-0 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion, lodged their appeal to CAS in February after Uefa’s club financial control body issued the suspension in February
The Court of Arbitration for Sport set the target Wednesday of “during the first half of July” to publish the decision of its three-judge panel.
City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons by UEFA due to “serious breaches” of their financial fair play rules.
The ruling, if upheld, would mean City would not be able to compete in next season’s Champions League should they again qualify for Europe’s top club competition
The 27-year-old Paris Saint-Germain star was punished over social media comments made in the wake of his side’s controversial 3-1 home defeat by Manchester United in March which denied them a place in the Champions League quarter-finals
Three years ago, Russian athletics coach Vladimir Mokhnev was banned for 10 years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, global sports’ over-arching judicial body.
CAS was acting for the IAAF in the absence of the banned Russian Athletics Federation.
Ukhov and Svetlana Shkolina, who won high jump bronze in 2012 and gold at the 2013 world championships, were given four-year bans on Friday
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has lost an appeal requesting that his 14-month ban for a doping offence be temporarily lifted for a second time.
Olympic silver medallist, Olga Zabelinskaya, was excluded from the road cycling event at the Asian Games on Thursday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport backed an earlier decision.
CAS added that the Italian club’s finances had improved after a recent ownership change.
The disciplinary board of European football’s ruling body found the Frenchman “guilty of using a prohibited method in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list”.
Home team South Africa won the match 2-1 in Polokwane but the result will not stand after action taken against Ghana official Jospeh Lamptey was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport
The 26-year-old had been linked with a move to Manchester United before their interest in him disappeared