Ghana launch appeal over Black Starlets disqualification

The Ghana FA have filed an appeal against Caf’s decision after insisting it did no wrong

The Ghana Football Association has filed an appeal against Caf’s decision to ban the Black Starlets from the 2015 African U17 Championship.

Caf communicated its decision to the Ghana FA over the weekend following a protest launched by the Cameroonians.

According to the continent’s games governing body, one of the Ghana players used in the first leg of the final qualifier against Cameroon was overage.

The Ghana FA have however quickly initiated the process to get a second hearing after launching an appeal.

Officials of the Ghana U17 side are confident the said player falls within the age category following several MRI scans carried out in Ghana.

The news adds up to the list of unfortunate incidents in Ghana Football in the last few months.

After a terrible World Cup campaign, the start of the country’s league is in limbo on the grounds of litigation. Ghana’s Black Queens also returned from the recent African Women’s Championship after a group stage exit.

The Black Starlets beat Cameroon 5-3 on aggregate to seal a place at the Niger tournament next year.

Source: Goal

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