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25.07.2006 Confederation Cup

CAF orders Ghana-Congo to play

CAF orders Ghana-Congo to play
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The Confederation of African Football has ordered that the African Women's Championship qualifier between Ghana and Congo, Brazzaville be played on a new date.

Congo failed to show up for the first leg of the qualifier in Obuasi on Sunday after several indecisions over their arrival date, forcing the match commissioner to call off the tie and declare Ghana winners over the two legs.

According to the CAF regulations, Congo have to convince the continental governing body that an element of force majeur prevailed making it impossible for them to honour the match on the scheduled date.

Mr Fred Crentsil, the chairman of the Black Queens management committee, told Joy Sports a while ago that he was shocked at the latest instruction from CAF.

After their initial request for the game to be postponed to Monday was turned down by the Ghana Football Association, the Congolese had informed the FA they would arrive in Ghana on Saturday.

They failed to show up and again sent a request on Sunday that the game be played on Tuesday.

But in a surprise twist to events, CAF wants the two federations to agree on a new date for the match.

The GFA would hold discussions on the issue this morning and communicate their response to CAF.

Meanwhile, the Black Queens have returned to their Winneba camp and continue efforts to remain in shape for upcoming assignments.

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