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Ghana Banned by CAF over Age-Cheating with $100,000 Fine

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Ghana Banned by CAF over Age-Cheating with $100,000 Fine

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.

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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.

SOURCEYebekagh.com
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