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Urgent – Senegal to play the U17 World Cup



The verdict has fallen. CAF penalizes Guinea for a two-player fraud in 2017 Can.

Senegal had filed a claim against two Guinean players who had cheated on their real age. Request that has given fruit. Finalist of the edition, Guinea won its U17 World Cup ticket. A place that now belongs to Senegal.

"Due to the presence of two different passports for each of the players concerned, a passport for the 16-year International Cup in Japan was held, the year of the date of birth was 2001, and the Can U17 final tournament in Tanzania, which included the year of birth in 2002, which clearly shows that there was a falsification. The Disciplinary Commission decided unanimously by its Decision No 300 to decide to impose the following sanctions against the Guinean Football Federation:

1 – Players of Aboubacar Conte and ahmed Tidiane Keita were not allowed to participate in Guinea in the last Can U17 tournament played in Tanzania. Due to their participation, the team is excluded from the competition and all its performance and achievements during the competition must be canceled:

2 – The Guinean football federation, after being disqualified, is prevented from representing the CAF at the 17th World Football Championship, to be held in 2019.

3- In accordance with the rules of Can U17, the Guinean Football Federation is banned from the next two editions of CAF Can U17.

4 – Players Aboubacar Conte and Tidiane Keita are forbidden to pursue a football activity for a period of two years.

5 – All medals received as "finalists" must be returned to CAF within 21 days, otherwise financial penalties of $ 20,000 USD will be imposed:

6. The Organizing Committee will be invited to reinstate the Executive Committee to approve the participation of Senegal as the fourth CAF representative at the FIFA World Cup in 17, to be played in 2019; "Can be read in the CAF press release.


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