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Ghana banned from U-17 Women’s World Cup over age fraud


Due to allegations of age falsification, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has disqualified Ghana from taking part in qualifying for the Under-17 Women’s World Cup.

 

As a result of the decision made by CAF, the Black Maidens of Ghana will not participate in the next two qualifying matches.

 

They have also been given a fine of one hundred thousand dollars.

 

Morocco lodged a complaint with the CAF alleging that Nancy Amoh and Rasheeda Shahadu lied about their ages and are older than 17 years old, which led to the CAF making their judgment.

 

The Ghana Football Association had the opportunity to respond to the allegations by submitting a written response to the CAF Disciplinary Board, but they did not do so. The Ghana Football Association was given the opportunity to respond to the allegations, but they did not do so.

 

There is still time for Ghana to file an appeal with the CAF Appeal Board over this judgment.

 

During the final round of qualification for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in India, Morocco eliminated Ghana in a manner that was viewed as contentious.

 

The first leg was played in Accra, Ghana, and Ghana won by a score of 2-0. However, the second leg was played in Morocco, and Morocco drew and won on penalties.

 

Ghana has stated that Morocco has been a source of frustration for them in Rabat.

 

After the Black Maidens claimed that their dressing room had been sprayed with chemicals, they claimed that they had no choice but to hold their halftime meeting in the halls of the changing rooms.

 



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