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Banyana facing Equatorial Guinea instead of Kenya in Group B of Women's Africa Cup of Nations

Posted: 8 November 2018 Time: 12:39

SAFA have announced Banyana Banyana will face Equatorial Guinea instead of Kenya in their second game at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations, taking place in Ghana from 17 November to 1 December.

Kenya have been booted out of the competition after the Appeal Board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) overturned a decision made by the Disciplinary Council in September.

Banyana will now play Nigeria in their opening match, followed by a clash with Equatorial Guinea and then Zambia.

CAF released a statement, which reads: 'On November 7, 2018, the Appeal Board of Confédération Africaine de Football held a meeting in order to decide on the appeal of the Federación Ecuatoguineana de Fútbol of the decision of the Disciplinary Council of September 8, 2018.

'Regarding the eligibility protest against player Annette Jacky Messomo during the match no. 30 Equatorial Guinea vs Kenya played in the frame of the Total African Women’s Cup of Nations 2018, the Appeal Board decided as follows :

'The appeal lodged by the Federación Ecuatoguineana de Fútbol is admissible;
The decision no 001-CAI-08.09.2018 is overruled; The player Annette Jacky Messomo is eligible to play for the National Team of Equatorial Guinea;

'The National Team of Equatorial Guinea is reintegrated in the Total African Women’s Cup of Nations 2018.'

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