Namibia takes the legal route
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
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