CAF rejects Gambia ineligible player protest against Togo

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Gambia’s protest against Togo for fielding unqualified player during their 2019 Africa Cup qualifiers in October 2018 has being turned-down by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Gambia Football Federation (GFF) wrote on their website that it regrets to inform its stakeholders and the general public that it has on Monday 21 January received a communication from the Confederation of African Football (CAF), dismissing the country’s protest against the eligibility of Togolese player Adewale Oloufade.

Oloufade featured for the Hawks in their 1-1 draw with The Gambia in the continent’s biggest football fiesta qualifiers played in Lome in October, last year.

According to CAF, in announcing its decision, the Togolese Football Federation was able to prove that Oloufade was born in Togo and is indeed eligible to player for its national team but his double registration on the CMS was an administrative error.

In light of the above and based on the facts produced by CAF, the GFF further wishes to inform its stakeholders and the general public that it is currently seeking legal advice to enable them to take a decision on their next action.