NAIROBI (Xinhua) —
Anxiety has gripped Kenya after Equatorial Guinea was
readmitted into Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON)
after a successful appeal to Confederations of African
Kenya will miss out on the continental showpiece, which
starts in Accra, Ghana from Nov. 17.
president of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) said
they will appeal against the decision made by CAF.
“It is a
blow to the team, because the girls were in camp
preparing for the trip to Ghana. We are considering
appealing against the latest decision by CAF. Our
lawyers may put in a case with the Court of Sports
Administration (CAS) to stop the tournament from
kicking-off until we get justice,” Mwendwa said here on
awarded the chance to play in the AWCON after it
successfully launched a complaint over Equatorial
Guinea’s use of ineligible player Annette Jacky Messomo,
who played for the team in the AWCON qualifiers.
CAF’s appeal board voted to confirm that Messomo is
eligible to play for Equatorial Guinea during a meeting
decision remains unchanged, Equatorial Guinea will take
up the position of Kenya in Pool B together with Zambia,
Nigeria and South Africa. Pool A has hosts Ghana, Mali,
Cameroon and Algeria.