CAF To Decide Ghana’s Fate On Starlets

Chairman of the Starlets Management Team, Fred CrentsilThe Confederation of African Football [CAF] will this week make a declaration on the Ghana Football Associations appeal against its [CAF] decision to disqualify Ghana from the 2015 African U-17 Championships.

The continent’s football governing body last month redrew Ghana from Africa’s flagship junior football event following Cameroon protest against Ghana for allegedly fielding an unqualified player for the final hurdle to Niger 2015.

Ghana, claiming not guilty to the accusation, filed an appeal to CAF to rescind its decision to ban the Black Starlets from partaking in next year’s competition.

But a final decision will be made by CAF this week to bring matters to conclusion.

Meanwhile, Youth and Sports Minister, Mahama Ayariga has revealed that the country will not host the 2015 African Cup of Nations.

Mr. Ayariga revealed that government has told the President of Ghana’s Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi that Ghana is unable to host the tournament.

Morocco has written to the Confederation of African Football to say it cannot host the tournament because of the Ebola outbreak. CAF had written to Ghana to consider hosting 2015 AFCON in the event that Morocco declined hosting.

Mr. Ayariga had indicated Ghana was willing to consider stepping in and hosting the event. But his comments attracted public outbursts from various groups who said it would be callous and insensitive for government to accept to host the games here.

“On the issue of the tournament, the FA president came to brief me on their discussions and we have indicated to him that from the

representation that we have received from the people in the health sector it doesn’t look Ghana is in the position to accept hosting the tournament and I think he has since conveyed this message to CAF,” Ayariga added.

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