Caf reinstate Equatorial Guinea for Women's Africa Cup of Nations

Published on: 08 November 2018

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has reinstated Equatorial Guinea to the upcoming Women's Africa Cup of Nations after an appeal.

Two-time winners Equatorial Guinea will replace Kenya at the finals in Ghana that begin on 17 November.

Kenya were awarded a place in the finals in October when Caf ruled Equatorial Guinea had fielded an ineligible player in qualifying.

Caf's Appeal Board has now ruled that: "The player Annette Jacky Messomo is eligible to play for the national team of Equatorial Guinea."

In the original ruling from Caf had upheld a protest from the Football Kenya Federation over the eligibility of Messomo.

The decision at the time was that: "The player in question was allegedly of Cameroonian nationality and had played for several European based clubs."

Equatorial Guinea will be in Group B for the finals and will begin against Zambia on 18 November before facing South Africa and defending champions Nigeria.

Source: BBC