Tuesday, July 02, 2013
CAF THROWS OUT ENUGU RANGERS FROM CONFEDERATION CUP FOR FIELDING INELEIGIBLE PLAYER
Africa football governing body CAF have kicked Nigeria Professional Football league club, Enugu Rangers out of the CAF Confederation cup after they fielded an ineligible player versus Sfaxien of Tunisia.
According to CAF in a statement, the coal city club former Shooting Stars of Ibadan goalkeeper Daniel Emmanuel was not properly registered for the competition, but was fielded by Rangers in their qualifying matches against Sfaxien.
Shooting Stars of Ibadan had insisted goalkeeper Emmanuel was not properly cleared to join rangers but their complaint fell on deaf ears as Rangers went on to win the first leg in Enugu 1-0 and held the Tunisians to a goalless draw in the return fixture.
Thus Sfaxien of Tunisia replaced Rangers in Group A of the Confederation Cup.
The other teams in the group are Stade Malien of Mali, Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia and Saint Georges from Ethiopia.