GFA to appeal ban and $100,000 fine for age-cheating at Under-17 level

Published on: 07 July 2022

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed it will appeal against a fine and ban imposed on its women's Under-17 football team after being found guilty of age-cheating.

On Monday, Ghana were been banned from competing in the next two editions of the FIFA U17 Women’s African Qualifiers and fined $100,000 for age cheating.

The ban comes after a Moroccan protest that Black Maidens' Nancy Amoh and Rasheeda Shahadu falsified their birthdate information and are above U17.

Below is a full statement from the GFA:

"Following the Decision of the CAF Disciplinary Committee, the GFA has today officially written to CAF to express its intentions to appeal against the CAF Disciplinary Decision to the CAF Appeals Board."

"The Ghana Football Association has expressed its readiness to contest the decision of the CAF Disciplinary Committee concerning two U17 players.

"As a result the GFA has paid the relevant appeal filing fees in accordance with Article 58 of the CAF Disciplinary Code.

"The GFA will send the Statement of case of Appeal containing the reasons for the Appeal within the further seven (7) days allowed per Article 55 of the CAF Disciplinary Code."