Ghana’s Black Maidens banned from next two editions of U-17 AFCON qualifiers

Ghana’s Black Maidens will not be competing in the next two editions of the U-17 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for age cheating.

The decision also means Ghana will play no part in the next two editions of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup.

The ban in addition to a fine of $100,000 was meted out to Ghana after the country was found culpable of featuring two over-aged players against Morocco in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Black Maidens’ Nancy Amoh and Rasheeda Shahadu were the two players, whose aged were falsified played in the first leg at the Accra Sports Stadium where Ghana won 2-0.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) failed to defend itself against the allegation lodged by the Moroccan FA.

The country’s football governing body still has the room to appeal the decision.

Ghana missed out on next year’s U-17 Women’s World Cup in India as they lost 4-2 on penalties to Morocco after a 2-2 aggregate scoreline over two legs.