Ghana banned from U17 Champs

SA National Teams

CAF took the decision following a protest by Cameroon claiming overage players were fielded in Ghana's final qualifier.

Cameroon protested against seven players they felt were overage, with the organising committee finding one of them guilty as charged.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) insists the player in question is of the correct age and say it was confirmed by MRI reports from Ghana, one of which was in the presence of a CAF medical officer.

However, CAF wrote to the GFA on Saturday claiming the analysis of the MRI report from a medical centre in Ghana contradicts the analysis of two CAF medical experts on the eligibility of one of the players.

CAF has now overturned that result and reinstated the Cameroonians, which means they have qualified for the tournament to be held in Niger next year.

“The Ghana Football Association confirms receipt of a letter from CAF disqualifying the National U-17 team, the Black Starlets from the U-17 Championship to be played in Niger in 2015...,” a Ghana FA statement on the federation’s official website revealed.