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15.03.2007 League Report

Tema Youth Get 3-year CAF Ban

Ghana's Tema Youth have been banned from African club competition for three years after failing to show up for a Confederation Cup tie.

Tema Youth missed the first leg of the second round tie against Astres Douala of Cameroun in Yaounde on March 4.

The Ghanaian side failed to give an explanation for their absence but it is believed that financial constraints led them to miss the tie.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) slapped the mandatory ban on the Tema-based club in accordance with its regulations.

CAF rules state that any team which withdraws from a competition after the fixtures have been determined receives an automatic three-year ban.

Astres Douala now progress to the third round of the competition, where they will meet the winner of a second round contest between Benfica Luanda of Angola and Daring Club Motema Pembe from the DR Congo.

Source — BBC