FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup: Black Maidens banned for fielding over aged players against Morocco

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Ghana have been banned from competing in the next two editions of the FIFA U17 Women’s African Qualifiers and fined $100,000.

This is after a Moroccan protest that Nancy Amoh and Rasheeda Shahadu falsified their birthdate information and are above U17.

The Ghana Football Association was given the chance to defend themselves against the said claims by providing the CAF Disciplinary Board with a written response but they did not provide a statement.

Ghana can still contest this decision before the CAF Appeal Board.

Ghana won 2-0 in the first leg with goals from Nancy Amoh and Stella Nyamekye in Accra before Morocco won 2-0 in the return leg in Rabat to force penalties that the latter won 4-2 to qualify for this year’s FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup in India.

Ghana’s best performance at the Championship was a third place finish and misses out on the World Cup at the U17 level for the first time.

By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter

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