CAF confirm Nigeria qualification after Lesotho no-show
from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS – THE Confederation of African Football Association officially confirmed Nigeria’s qualified for the final tournament
of the Orange African Youth Championship- Senegal 2015, after Lesotho failed to show up for the third round first leg of the
The match was scheduled for Kaduna this past Saturday.
CAF Secretary General, Hicham El Amrani, in a letter addressed to the Lesotho Football said the decision was reached in line with Articles 54 and 55 of the regulations for the competitions, after the officials of match indicated in their reports that the team of Lesotho did not show up at the time fixed for the match.
The referee followed the provisions of article 55 of the regulations of the competition which states “a team which shall not be present on the ground, dressed to play at the time fixed for kick-off or at most 15 minutes later, shall forfeit the match.
“Consequently, Lesotho is considered loser in the said match and eliminated from the competition and Nigeria is qualified to the next round. The second leg match is automatically cancelled,” the letter said.
In relation to other potential sanctions as stipulated in the regulations, the U-20 Organizing Committee will consider the specific case and will decide if any other sanctions are applicable, CAF stated.
– CAJ News
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