Namibia takes the le­gal route

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BER­LIN: The Africa Cup of Na­tions could be thrown into dis­ar­ray af­ter Namibia ap­proached the Court of Ar­bi­tra­tion for Sport to have Burk­ina Faso kicked out of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Lawyer for the Namib­ian Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (NFA) Rein­hard Stuenkel yes­ter­day con­firmed his of­fice had faxed the doc­u­ments to CAS late on Thurs­day and sent them by reg­is­tered mail.

Namibia lost two Africa Cup of Na­tions qualifiers against Burk­ina Faso, but put in a protest about the el­i­gi­bil­ity of one of the Burk­ina Faso

Cameroon- born

Herve play­ers, Zengue.

Zengue played in both matches against Namibia and should the games be awarded to Namibia as a re­sult, it will take the place of Burk­ina Faso at the Jan­uary 21-Fe­bru­ary 12 fi­nals, which will be co-hosted by Equa­to­rial Guinea and Gabon.

Africa’s con­trol­ling body CAF dis­missed Namibia’s protest on the grounds it had not been signed by the cap­tains of both teams and the CAF ap­peal board later up­held the de­ci­sion. – Sapa-dpa

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