12 December 2012

Gambia Out of African Military Cup

Gambia Armed Forces were condemned to bottom spot in CAMFOOT Group D after drawing 0-0 draw with Bukina Faso on Monday afternoon in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

ElHajj Sey's men needed to win to have any chance of qualifying for the quarter finals but could find no way through. The Gambian team is now out of the African Military Cup without a win or goal.

According to Abdoulie Bah of West Coast Radio who is covering the games, in a goalless first period of few chances, Abdou Darboe had the best effort but saw his free-kick from 25 yards pass Yarga Dieudone's goal by a whisker in the 5th minute.

"At the other end, Bubacarr Sanyang replacing Ismaila Ngum in goal made good saves to his left to deny first Basiru Ouadragou and then Ousman Sinare in the 20th minute," Bah further told Observer Sports.

Substitude Buba Sama also failed to convert a free-kick from 20 yards while the Burkina Be Keeper Dieudone easily saved weak efforts from Alagie Bah and Ebou Kanteh.

Landing Darboe and Ismaila Colleywere booked for clumsy tackles, which summed up a miserable morning for Armed Forces. "But the GAF FC camp insists there is still hope following an appeal by Burkina Faso against Kenya who allegedly fielded an ineligible player who presented a false Military ID in the match between the two.

And Articles 13 of The competition rules clearly stipulates that....and I quote 'Any team that shall be found guilty of fraud on the identity of a player or using a suspended or unqualified player shall lose the match by penalty and shall be completely eliminated from the competition, even if there is no complaint, immediately after the incriminated facts are formally established by the Organising Committee'..." Abdoulie Bah further told Observer Sports.

According to him, if Kenya are found guilty then they will be disqualified and The Gambia will replace them in the quarterfinals.

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