Abuja – The Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has granted pardon to its member-associations it suspended in recent times over offences relating to age falsifications.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pardon was granted during CAF’s last meeting held Oct. 27 and Oct. 28 in Cairo, Egypt.
The Executive Committee deliberated and decided to lift suspensions on the associations whose offences were committed in various under-17 and under-20 male competitions.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
In the under-17 category, the concerned member-associations include Republic of Benin, Burundi, Central African Republic, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Mauritania, Sierra Leone and South Sudan.
In the under-20 category, the pardoned member-associations are Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Lesotho and South Sudan.
“The development now means that all 54 member-associations are eligible for the qualifiers of the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations slated for Madagascar in 2017 and the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations at Zambia in 2017,’’ a CAF statement said on Wednesday.
NAN reports that the deadline for confirmation of engagements in the two competitions has been set for Dec. 31.(NAN)