Sierra Leone FA disappointed over removal from AFCON 2019 qualifiers

Published on: 03 December 2018

Spokesperson of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Ibrahim Camara says they are disappointed to be removed from Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for 2019.

According to the Sierra Football Association, the decision by CAF was unfortunate as the country had realistic chances of qualifying for the competition.

"It is actually a news that we see to be a terrible, one because we all know how much as a nation our hopes were alive in terms of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations," said Ibrahim Camara

"Having missed out of the biggest football tournament in Africa for the past two decades we saw this year's qualification as the perfect opportunity for us to make it.

"We had the chance to qualify because the group was open but now here we are out and it is just unfortunate."

The Confederation of African Football (Caf), confirmed in a statement on Monday that all Sierra Leone's matches during the qualifying campaign are now "annulled."

Witha game remaining in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign, Kenya are top of Group F on seven points from three matches, with Ghana a point behind.

Ethiopia are third on one point from four games and cannot now qualify.

This means Ghana and Kenya qualify for next year's Nations Cup finals from Group F.