The Gabonese Football Federation has announced that they will appeal the decision taken by disciplinary jury of CAF to disqualify them from the upcoming AFCON U-23 in Morocco.
CAF disciplinary committee announced Wednesday, May 17th the disqualification of Gabon U-23 from the upcoming AFCON U-23 tournament in Morocco after they fielded in a player who used double identity during a qualifier match against Cameroon U-23. Gabon U-23 player, Floris Djave, was found guilty of using, 23/07/2003 as Date of Birth while he previously used 15/11/1997 to participate in other competitions.
Cameroon Football Federation, FECAFOOT immediately filed a complain after the match after they discovered the error.
CAF disciplinary committee also announced that they will summit to the organizing committee the decision for them to be replaced by Cameroon U-23 National team ahead of the tournament in Morocco next month.
It’s worth noting that Cameroon U-23 lost to Gabon U-23 in the qualifiers on Penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in both legs of the qualifiers.
Gabon’s appeal might not yield any fruit as the evidence against them is a strong one.