U-23 AFCON: NFF seeks Guinea’s disqualification over age irregularities


The Nigeria Football Federation has filed a protest with the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after Guinea allegedly fielded an over-age player in their 2023 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Olympic Eagles last month.

Guinea beat Nigeria to the U-23 AFCON ticket following a 2-0 aggregate win.

Fode Camara, who featured against the Olympic Eagles has been entangled in age discrepancies.

It was learnt that the NFF has concrete evidence the player is above the approved age and expects CAF to rule in Nigeria’s favour.

Guinea will be disqualified from the competition while the Olympic Eagles will be handed their spot if the NFF can prove their case before CAF.

The 2023 U-23 AFCON will be hosted by Morocco in November.

It will also serve as the qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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