The Ghana Football Association, has taken the first step by filing an appeal against the CAF Disciplinary Committee ruling to ban Ghana’s U-17 female team in the next two editions of the FIFA U17 Women’s African Qualifiers and fined $100,000,
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) earlier this week banned Ghana from competing in the next two editions of the U-17 Women’s World Cup African qualifiers due to age fraud.
The Black Maidens will miss the next two editions of the global tournament, according to the CAF decision. They have also been fined 100,000 dollars.
The CAF decision follows Morocco’s protest that Nancy Amoh and Rasheeda Shahadu lied about their birthdates and are over the age of 17.
Below is the Ghana Football Association’s publication:
Following the Decision of the CAF Disciplinary Committee, the GFA has today officially written to CAF to express its intentions to appeal against the CAF Disciplinary Decision to the CAF Appeals Board.
The Ghana Football Association has expressed its readiness to contest the decision of the CAF Disciplinary Committee concerning two U17 players.
As a result the GFA has paid the relevant appeal filing fees in accordance with Article 58 of the CAF Disciplinary Code.
The GFA will send the Statement of case of Appeal containing the reasons for the Appeal within the further seven (7) days allowed per Article 55 of the CAF Disciplinary Code.