CAF to rule on DR Congo no-show

CAF to rule on DR Congo no-show

Sannie Daara

The Confederation of African Football, CAF, is expected to rule on the ‘No-Show’ by DR Congo’s U17 team for a 2014 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Ghana.

The Black Maidens reported at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday but their Congolese opponents failed to turn up.

The match referee had to call off the match upon advice from the Beninois match commissioner Fafolahan Rachel.

The Ghana Football is expecting the continental football governing body to rule in Ghana’s favor.

Ibrahim Sannie Daara, spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association told JOY Sports “the match commissioner and the referees will have to present their reports stating clearly that our opponents did not turn up and CAF will apply its rules regarding teams that do not turn up for matches. I suspect from what we’ve seen in the past, there’s going to be a walk over for Ghana and then Congo will be banned from playing U17 matches for some time.”

Head coach of the Black Maidens, Evans Adottey is “not disappointed at the turn of events. In all things give thanks for this is the will of God. I’m happy because we don’t know what could have happened. We will go and prepare very well for the next stage of the qualifiers.”

In other news, Kenya also failed to turn up in their game against Equatorial Guinea therefore the Black Maidens are likely to meet Equatorial Guinea in their next game.

Ghana is preparing to make a second consecutive appearance at the FIFA U17 World Cup to be played in Costa Rica in March next year.