CAS deny Mohamed Bin Hammam AFC appeal

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Banned former Asian Football Confederation president Mohamed Bin Hammam has failed in an attempt to get the Court of Arbitration for Sport to block the appointment of his replacement, the AFC has said.

Zhang Jilong was named as the AFC's acting president following the decision of the FIFA ethics committee to provisionally ban Bin Hammam from all football activities worldwide in May.

Bin Hammam's life ban was confirmed by the FIFA appeals committee on September 15, and the AFC have today confirmed their former president's efforts to undermine Jilong's appointment have failed.

"On September 30, 2011, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne (Switzerland) rejected an appeal on provisional measures filed by Mohamed Bin Hammam on 19 August 2011 against the Asian Football Confederation," an AFC statement read.