Ghana banned from Under-17 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Ghana have been banned from competing in the next two editions of the FIFA Under-17 Women’s African qualifiers and fined US$100,000, the Ghana FA said in a statement Monday (4 July).

The protest was against the Black Maidens’ Nancy Amoh and Rasheeda Shahadu, accused of falsifying their birthdate information and are above seventeen years.

“The Ghana Football Association have received a disciplinary decision from CAF concerning a protest filed against two of our U17 players in a controversial World Cup Qualifiers second leg played against Morocco in Rabat.

“The decision bans Ghana from two subsequent U17 World Cup qualifiers with a fine of  US$100,000,” the FA published on its website.

“GFA sent a written defence to CAF which was not considered. The GFA will study the full decision and respond with a written appeal accordingly,” the FA said.

The Moroccans filed the protest after losing 2-0 in the first leg in Ghana in the qualifiers for the U-17 Women’s World Cup.

However, Ghana lost 4-2 on penalties to Morocco in the final qualifier.

Asaase Radio