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Sierra Leone Sports: Sierra Leone officially out of Total AFCON 2019

The CAF Executive Committee at its meeting on Friday 30th November 2018 in Accra, decided on the case of Sierra Leone in the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. Sierra Leone is disqualified from the qualifiers and all its matches are annulled. With this development, the Harambee Stars of Kenya and Black Stars have duly qualified regardless of the outcome of the last game between these two sides in March next year. Kenya sits on top with seven points and six points for the Black Stars of Ghana. Ethiopia cannot usurp any of these two teams having only churned out a point from four games played. The top two teams from each group qualify for the 24-team Afcon tournament which starts on 15 June 2019. Already, countries such as Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Guinea, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Madagascar have made it to the finals of this tournament. Cameroon who lost an automatic qualification after being stripped of the hosting rights will have to grab the last remaining ticket in Group “B” when they play Comoros in March next year. Currently, Cameroon is second place with eight points in Group B. Sierra Leone was banned by world football governing body FIFA, for undue government interference in football-related matters. This will result in a group of 3 teams and the standings of Group F will be as follows:

 

Team Matches Goal Difference Points
Kenya 3 4 7
Ghana 3 4 6
Ethiopia 4 -8 1

3/12/18

By Bernard Turay

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Tuesday December 04, 2018.

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