Ghana have secured their place in the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), after the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) removed Sierra Leone from the list of competitors for the qualifiers.

Sierra Leone’s clash against the Black Stars of Ghana was cancelled after the latter was banned from football related activities over government interference.

The confederation of Africa Football (CAF) following a meeting in Accra has decided to remove Sierra Leone from the group F of the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.

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This means that Kenya and Ghana on seven and six points respectively have qualified for next year’s continental showpiece.

The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa revealed that CAF took the decision to remove Sierra Leone at CAF's Executive Committee meeting on Friday.

"The Extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee of Caf met in Accra, Ghana on Friday (November 30),” Mwendwa told the Daily Nation.

"One of the decisions made at the meeting was to remove Sierra Leone from the list of competitors in our group.

"We are now waiting for the official letter from Caf, but we have already qualified. We expect the letter from Caf this week."

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