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Just In National Team Disqualified From Participating In AFCON Qualifiers Due To Gvt Interference

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Sadio Mane of Senegal (r) and Costa Nhamoinesu of Zimbabwe (l) during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon football match between Senegal and Zimbabwe at the Franceville Stadium in Gabon on 19 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has disqualified Sierra Leone from participating in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers.

The decision comes after the West Africans failed to meet conditions for the lifting of the Fifa-imposed suspension of the country’s FA.

FIFA had banned Sierra Leone from international football because of government interference in the running of the country’s football association.

CAF announced the development on Monday in a statement which read:

“The CAF Executive Committee at its meeting on Friday, 30 November 2018 in Accra decided on the case of Sierra Leone in the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

“Sierra Leone are disqualified from the qualifiers and all their matches are annulled. This will result in a group of 3 teams.”

The current Group F standings mean Kenya and Ghana progress to the 2019 Afcon finals.

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