African Football governing body, Confederation of African Football (CAF) could award Ghana Black Stars with six points from its back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifying matches against Sierra Leone as the body decided to call off the matches and they won’t be rescheduled.
Early this month, FIFA suspended Sierra Leone from international football because of government interference in the running of the country’s football association.
Caf said the games had been “cancelled as the Sierra Leone Football Association did not meet the conditions stipulated in the letter sent by Caf on Fifa’s decision to suspend the federation”.
A communique from CAF informed the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA), Normalization Committee that “the CAN 2019 Qualifier match (Ghana vs Sierra Leone) & (Sierra Leone vs Ghana) on the 11th and 14th of October respectively have been cancelled.”
CAF said the matches were cancelled as Sierra Leone did not meet conditions for the lifting of the Fifa-imposed suspension of the country’s FA. However, Sierra Leone have denied any wrongdoing.
African football’s governing body also confirmed that the matches will not be rescheduled but are yet to clarify whether the points will be awarded to the Black Stars.
The CAF Executive Committee could also decide to completely remove Sierra Leone from the qualifying group which means the Black Stars qualifying group will be left with three teams.
Sierra Leone are one of four teams with three points in Group F, which also includes Ethiopia and Kenya.
However if Sierra Leone meets the FIFA conditions and return to the qualifiers, they will lose the six points against Ghana and play the remaining two group matches.