Gambia AFCON qualification in doubt after unsuccessful protest against Togo

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Gambia’s qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations is in limbo after their protest against Togo for fielding unqualified player failed to succeed.

Gambia Football Federation (GFF) last October protested against Togo for using unqualified player Adewale Oloufade for the continent’s biggest football fiesta qualifiers with the Scorpions played in Lome.

On Monday, CAF dismissed the protest against the eligibility of Togolese player Adewale Oloufade.

Decision of the continent’s football governing body dashed Gambia’s hopes of qualifying for their first-ever Africa Cup of Nations, who are currently occupying bottom-place in group D of qualifiers with only 5 points after five matches with one more to go.

The Scorpions need to beat Algeria for their final qualifiers in March this year in Algiers and hope Benin slip at home Togo to make their debut appearance in the continent’s bi-annual biggest football fray

Author: Lamin Darboe