CAS to make provisional ruling on Togo

BERNE - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will make a provisional ruling on Togo's appeal against a ban from the next two African Nations Cup tournaments before Saturday's draw for the qualifying rounds of the 2012 edition.

"The CAS will render an order on request for provisional measures before the draw of 20 February 2010," the Swiss-based CAS said in a statement.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) banned Togo from the continent's next two tournaments after the team was withdrawn from this year's competition in Angola following the death of two members of their delegation in a gun attack.

Togo was also fined $50,000. The 2012 Nations Cup will be hosted jointly by Gabon and Equatorial Guinea.