Ghana’s National team, the Black Stars has qualified for the 2019 African Cup of Nation (AFCON).
This follows a decision by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to exclude Sierra Leone from the qualifiers since the country has been suspended by the world football governing body, FIFA.
The removal has won the country a place to partake in the upcoming AFCON with six point in the AFCON qualifiers.
Kenya is on top of the group with seven points after two wins and a draw with just one match remaining in the group whereas Ghana stays one point behind Kenya in second place after defeating Ethiopia 5-0 and 2-0 in Kumasi and Addis Ababa respectively.
The decision to remove Sierra Leone from the group leaves Ethiopia with just one point as they lose the three points amassed from their win over the Leone Stars in September. This hence meant Ethiopia cannot overtake both Kenya and Ghana though they have one match remaining to play.
The decision was taken at an Extraordinary meeting between Executive Committee of CAF and the
Football Kenya Federation (FKF) in Accra, the capital of Ghana on Friday, November 30, 2018.
Meanwhile, the Spokesperson of the Sierra Leone Football Association, Ibrahim Camara has expressed disappointed in the decision the CAF made to exit them from the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for 2019.
According to him, the decision was unfortunate since 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,” Mr. Ibrahim Camara said.
He then added that, “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.”