GFA makes first step in bid to overturn CAF‘s sanction on the Black Maidens

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The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced that it has officially written to CAF to express its intentions to appeal against the CAF Disciplinary decision to the CAF Appeals Board.

The Ghana Female U-17 team, the Black Maidens were slapped with a $100,000 fine and a 2-year ban from competing in the next two editions of the FIFA U17 Women’s African Qualifiers.

The team also saw two of its players who are Nancy Amoh and Rasheeda Shahadu suspended for a period of 1 year from all CAF competitions.

The ban came in after the Morocco Football Federation lodged a complaint to CAF that the aforementioned players falsified their dates of birth and are over the age criteria of 17.

In a statement, GFA announced that it has officially written to CAF to express its intentions to appeal against the decision from CAF Disciplinary Board.

The statement read: “Following the Decision of the CAF Disciplinary Committee, the GFA has today officially written to CAF to express its intentions to appeal against the CAF Disciplinary Decision to the CAF Appeals Board.

“The Ghana Football Association has expressed its readiness to contest the decision of the CAF Disciplinary Committee concerning two U17 players.

“As a result the GFA has paid the relevant appeal filing fees in accordance with Article 58 of the CAF Disciplinary Code.

“The GFA will send the Statement of case of Appeal containing the reasons for the Appeal within the further seven (7) days allowed per Article 55 of the CAF Disciplinary Code,” the statement ended.

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