The Confederation of African Football (CAF) Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting will take place in Accra – Ghana today (Friday) to discuss matters likely to have huge impact on the game.
Among the agenda on the table is the fate of Sierra Leone in the ongoing AFCON 2019 qualifiers following the FIFA suspension of the country’s football association.
The West Africans are in Group F of the ongoing qualifiers alongside Kenya, Ghana and Ethiopia but have missed three rounds of the games with just one round to go.
As it stands, Kenya tops the Group on seven points – one less than Ghana with Ethiopia third on four points followed by Sierra Leonne on three points.
Two likely scenarios are expected in the CAF’s decision; the first one could see all results involving Sierra Leone cancelled while the second could award maximum points to their opponents in the matches they missed.
In both cases, Kenya and Ghana would still stand to qualify for the continental championship set for Cameroon next year.
A cancellation would favor Kenya, who lost 2-1 to Sierra Leone in their group opener last year in Freetown, while Ghana would reap big if points are to be awarded as they missed two encounters against the Leone Stars.
Kenya and Ethiopia would each add three points in such a case.
Harambee Stars have had a decent campaign in the qualifiers, winning twice at home against Ghana and Ethiopia and picking a point away in Addis Ababa against the Walias.
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