The Confederation of African Football has imposed a two-year ban on Ghana’s Black Maidens under-17 team for falsifying the birthdates of two players.
After Morocco objected to the ages of two Black Maidens players, Nancy Amoh and Rasheeda Shahadu, Ghana was found guilty by the CAF.
Due to the ban, Ghana’s under-17 team will not compete in the African Qualifiers for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup and will be required to pay a $100,000 fine.
Following Morocco’s protest, the Ghana Football Association was given permission to challenge the claims of a fabricated birthdate.
The CAF Disciplinary Board, however, was not given a defense statement by the GFA, leaving them with no choice but to make a decision.
In the African Qualifiers for the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup, Ghana’s u-17 team faced off against Morocco.
Nancy Amoh and Stella Nyamekye each scored once as the Black Maidens defeated Morocco 2-0 in the opening leg at the Accra Sports Stadium.
In the second leg, the Moroccans won on penalties and defeated the Black Maidens 4-2 to advance to the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup.