Equatorial Guinea’s women national team, has been disqualified from this year’s Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON), by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), after being found guilty of fielding an unqualified player in the match against Kenya.
The Kenya Football Federation in June, submitted a protest to CAF, questioning the eligibility of six players but however maintained their protest against Equatorial Guinea player called Anette Jacky Messomo.
Africa’s football governing body after listening to all parties involved, the protest found out that, the player in question as confirmed by the Cameroonian Football federation and had played for several European clubs, but denied receiving any request from Equatorial Guinea concerning the change of her nationality.
CAF in their final verdict upheld Kenya’s protest and sanctioned the Equatorial Guinean Football Federation with a fine of $10,000 and disqualified from the 2018 AWCON to be hosted in Ghana.
This means Kenya will join host Ghana and six qualified teams which, includes Nigeria, Cameroon, South Africa, Mali, Algeria and Zambia in the women’s soccer fiesta to be played November 17 – December 1.