06.09.2006 Confederation Cup

CAF Rules In Favour Of Queens

CAF Rules In Favour Of Queens
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The Confederation of African Football - CAF has handed Ghana's senior womens national team, the Black Queens a place at next month's African Women's Championship in Nigeria.

CAF's Executive Committee awarded the final qualifying tie to the Black Queens on Tuesday after Congo failed to turn up for the first leg encounter in Obuasi.

The Congolese were given a one-year suspended sentence as well as a fine of $5,000.

Ghana's Queens will play in Group B where they face Mali, Cameroon and DR Congo.

The tournament kicks off on October 28 to November 12.

The Congolese claim a botched travelling plan is the cause of their expected late arrival in Ghana.

The Black Queens have an impressive pedigree, having won silver (1998 and 2002) and bronze (2000 and 2004) in the four previous tournaments, while the Congolese are yet to make any appearance at that stage.

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