Sierra Leone disqualified 2019 Africa Cup

Sierra Leone disqualified 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign because of government interference in the country’s football association. It means Kenya and Ghana qualify for next year’s Nations Cup finals from Group F.

Caf has eliminated Sierra Leone from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying series, effectively confirming Ghana and Kenya among the qualified teams for the final tournament.They have not played any qualifying matches since that ban.CAF made the announcement on Monday following a meeting on Friday , 30 November 2018 in Accra decided on the case of Sierra Leone in the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers,” a statement from the continental football’s governing body on Monday reads.

“Sierra Leone is disqualified from the qualifiers and all its matches are annulled.

“This will result in a group of 3 teams and the standings of Group F will be as follows:

Teams                        Matches           Goal Difference               Points

Kenya                           3                         4                                        7

Ghana                         3                          4                                       6

Ethiopia                      4                         -8                                       1″

Ethiopia are third on one point from four games and cannot now qualify.The country’s 2-1 win over group leaders Kenya as well as their previous 1-0 loss to Ethiopia, now becomes null-and-void, leaving Kenya at the summit of the table with seven points,with Ghana one point behind on six.Kenya are top of Group F on seven points from three matches, with Ghana a point behind.By the current standings, Kenya and Ghana, with seven and six points to their names respectively, have secured qualification tickets for the final tournament ahead of the final and only remaining match of the group which coincidentallly involves the two sides in March next year.

Bottom-placed Ethiopia now have just one point and with one fixture remaining between , Kenyans and the Black Stars in March ,

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