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Ghana qualify for AFCON 2019 after CAF disqualifies Sierra Leone

Ghana qualify for AFCON 2019 after CAF disqualifies Sierra Leone

Ghana Black Stars and Kenya have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after CAF disqualified Sierra Leone from the qualifiers on Monday.

FIFA suspended Sierra Leone from world football over claims of government interference.

The suspension comes after FIFA sent a letter to the country’s Minister of Sports expressing “grave concern” about the removal of the football association president, Isha Johansen and the association’s General Secretary, Christopher Kamara.
FIFA said it will only lift the suspension if “the SLFA and its recognised leadership… have confirmed to FIFA that the SLFA administration, premises, accounts and communication channels are under their control once again.”
The Sierra Leone FA have since failed to confirm that they have control over the affairs of the country’s football activities and this prompted CAF to hold an executive meeting on Friday to make a decision about the case.
CAF released a statement on Monday, 3rd of December to announce that Siera Leone have been disqualified from the CAF qualifiers. Full statement below:

The CAF Executive Committee at its meeting on Friday, 30 November 2018 in Accra decided on the case of Sierra Leone in the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Sierra Leone is disqualified from the qualifiers and all its matches are annulled. This will result in a group of 3 teams and the standings of Group F will be as follows:

 

Team Matches Goal Difference Points
Kenya 3 4 7
Ghana 3 4 6
Ethiopia 4 -8 1
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