Black Stars officially qualifies for AFCON 2019



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The Black Stars of Ghana has officially qualified for the African Cup Of Nations 2019 alongside group F leaders Kenya,after a decision by CAF to withdraw Sierra Leone from the group.

The decision was taken at the CAF Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting on Friday in Accra, Ghana.

“The Caf Executive committee decided that Sierra Leone is disqualified, So the group “F” is composed of three teams; Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya, CAF’s communication director Nathalie Rabe declared.

With this development, the Harambee Stars of Kenya and Black Stars have duly qualified regardless of the outcome of the last game between these two sides in March next year.

Kenya sits on top with seven (7) points and six(6) points for the Black Stars of Ghana. Ethiopia cannot usurp any of these two teams having only churned a point from four games played.

The top two teams from each group qualify for the 24-team Afcon tournament which starts in June 15, 2019.

Already, countries such as;Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal, Nigeria, Algeria, Morocco, Mali, Guinea, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Mauritania and Madagascar have made it to the the finals of this tournament.

Cameroon who lost an automatic qualification after being stripped off the hosting rights will have to grab the last remaining ticket in Group “B” when they play Comoros in March next year.

Currently, Cameroon are second placed on eight (8) point in Group B.

Sierra Leone was banned by world football governing body FIFA, for undue government interference in football related matters in the West African country.

Ghana | Atinkaoanline.com