The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF has disqualified the national team of CHAD from the qualifiers of Total Africa Cup of Nations 2021.
According to a Press release sent to Ghana Africa News, the decision of CAF followed the suspension of the Chadian Football Federation by the Chadian Ministry of Youth and Sports.
In the statement dated Monday, 22nd March, 2021, it was noted that, due to the disqualification of CHAD, scheduled qualifier matches between Namibia (match 106) and Mali (match 130) for Total AFCON 2021 are cancelled.
The statement signed by Alexandre Siewe, CAF Communication Director, explained that, in line with article 61 and article 64 of the CAF Regulation, CHAD is considered a loser of both matches against Namibia and Mali.
This decision of CAF, is said to be based on the premise that, government should not interfere in the football management in the country, to minimize the possibility of political corruptions in football.
For now, the reason why Chadian Ministry of Youth and Sports, suspended the Chadian Football Federation is not fully known.
Below is a copy of the Press Release:
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