Friday, July 5, 2013

Togo docked points for inelgible player

Last-place Togo continue the troubling trend of African teams being sanctioned for playing ineligible players in a qualifying match.  Togo have forfeited their home victory against Cameroon due to fielding a player who should have been serving a suspension for yellow-card accumulation.  The match in question occurred on 9 June 2013, a match which Togo won 2-0.  Alaixys Romao should not have been permitted to participate in that match, so Togo are now being punished.  The match has been awarded as a 3-0 victory to Cameroon.  The adjusted group table appears as follows:

Cameroon 10 pts +4
Libya 9 pts +3
DR Congo OUT
Togo OUT

This changes the scenario for Libya's match away to Cameroon in September with the Group I title on the line.  Previously, Libya only needed a draw to clinch the title, but now Libya have to defeat Cameroon in order to advance.

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