Ghana and Kenya have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after CAF officially disqualified Sierra Leone from the qualifiers following a FIFA ban on the country’s FA due to government interference.
The Leone Stars could not honour their last three matches of the qualification because of the situation and the results of their two games played against Kenya (2-1 win) and Ethiopia (1-0 defeat) have been nullified, leaving only three teams in Group F.
“The Caf Executive Committee has decided on the case of Sierra Leone in the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers,” CAF said in a statement on Monday.
“Sierra Leone is disqualified from the qualifiers and all its matches are annulled.”
With 7 and 6 points respectively, Kenya and Ghana have booked their places in the final tournament ahead of the last match of the qualifiers set for March next year.
Ethiopia have one point and no more game to play. They are definitely out of the race. The first two teams of each group qualify to the competition.
The 2019 AFCON has been moved from its original host nation Cameroon, with CAF citing delays in preparation and security concerns.
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