CAF disqualify Ghana over age-cheating claims

The Ghana FA have appealed CAF’s decision to disqualify Ghana from the 2015 African U17 Championships over age-cheating claims.

This follows a protest filed by Cameroon against seven Ghanaian players after the first leg of their 3rdround qualifying clash played on September 13 which the Black Starlets won 2-1.

CAF subsequently requested the retest of two Ghanaian players on October 1 to ascertain whether they indeed fall within the age limit.

The continental football governing body on Saturday officially notified the GFA of its decision to disqualify the Black Starlets after and adverse finding against one of the two retested players in a further analysis done on the results.

But the GFA have appealed this decision on the basis of an analysis done by an independent Radiologist Consultant – the association said on its official website.

“The Ghana Football Association is dissatisfied with the decision of the CAF U-17 Organising Committee and has accordingly filed an appeal with the CAF Appeals Committee,” the statement read.

Ghana recorded a 6-4 aggregate scoreline over Cameroon to qualify for the 2015 Africa U17 Championships to be staged in Niger.

But the Black Starlets, as things stand now, have been booted out of the competition and will be replaced by Cameroon until the decision by CAF is overturned.