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21.07.2004 Football News

Hearts For Dakar Tomorow

By Graphic
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Accra Hearts of Oak leave for Dakar, Senegal, tomorrow for the second leg of their Confederation Cup tie with AS Douanes.

Hearts are expected to leave with 19 players on board a chartered Airforce plane, Administrative Manager, Ashford Tettey Oku, told the Graphic yesterday.

Those players are expected to include Black Meteors' Dan Coleman and Francis Bossman, both of whom were expected to arrive from Europe last night. But excluded is central defender Kwabena Boafo who is ineligible after attracting two yellow cards in previous games.

Coleman joined the camp of the Meteors in Portugal last week, while Bossman undertook trials with German side, Armenia Bielefeld.

The two, together with forward Emmanuel Osei Kuffour, missed the first leg in Accra through suspension, and all three have been cleared by CAF as eligible for Saturday's game.

Meanwhile, CAF has said that Bossman has provided a precedent that would inform the continent's football controlling body to shape the rules for the future.

Bossman, red carded in Hearts' match against Stade Malien in Bamako last April, was suspended again after he received a second yellow card in the game against Etoile du Sahel in Tunis.

CAF's new regulations stipulate a two-game suspension for a second-time culprit. But questions raised by Hearts regarding the facts that Bossman's first suspension was through a straight red card, and whether the impact could be carried over into the Confederation Cup, caught CAF's attention.

And as CAF General Secretary, Mustapha Fahmy, wrote to the club through the GFA, “CAF inter-club regulations are silent” on it, and that “the situation shall be studied for the future by the Disciplinary Committee in their upcoming meeting”.

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