AYC 2015: CAF dis­qual­i­fies Gam­bia

Daily Trust - - SPORT - By Joshua Odeyemi

The Con­fed­er­a­tion of African Foot­ball (CAF)’s Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee for the Or­ange Africa U-20 Cham­pi­onship has disqual­i­fied Gam­bia from the com­pe­ti­tion.

The de­ci­sion fol­lows a protest by Liberia on some play­ers of Gam­bia dur­ing the first leg on Sun­day, 6 April 2014, which Gam­bia won 1-0.

In­deed,

Sampierre

Mendy,

Buba San­neh, Bubacarr Trawally, Saloum Fall and Ali Sowe were all born in 1994 and are not qual­i­fied to par­tic­i­pate in the com­pe­ti­tion re­served for play­ers born on or af­ter 1 Jan­uary 1995, as stated in a cir­cu­lar dated 2 Septem­ber 2013 sent to all Mem­ber As­so­ci­a­tions of CAF.

In view of this, Match Num­ber 22 (sec­ond leg) Gam­bia – Liberia sched­uled for 25-27 April is can­celed, and Liberia has qual­i­fied for the next round.

The win­ners of other matches will join reign­ing cham­pi­ons Egypt, An­gola, Benin, Burk­ina Faso, Cameroon, DR Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Zam­bia and of course, Liberia for the sec­ond round.

The fi­nal tour­na­ment will take place from 8-22 March 2015 in Sene­gal with the semi-fi­nal­ists qual­i­fy­ing to rep­re­sent Africa at the 2015 FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.

Ahmed Musa of Nigeria com­petes with Cris­tian Ro­dríguez of Uruguay (L) and Egidio Arevalo Rios dur­ing the FIFA Con­fed­er­a­tions Cup Brazil 2013 Group B match be­tween Nigeria and Uruguay at Es­ta­dio Octavio Mangabeira

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