The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) will not relent until justice is served to the national women team, Harambee Starlets, after they were denied a chance to feature in the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON).
Through the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Starlets were thrown out of the showpiece a week to the showpiece after FKF had won an earlier appeal against Equatorial Guinea; the latter having fielded an illegible player in their qualification match.
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On Thursday in a presser, FKF President Mr Nick Mwendwa confirmed that they were still pursuing the matter with the Court of Arbitration on Sports (CAS) saying that the entire exercise was not all about money.
“We are still pursuing the matter with CAS and we are going to ask for a reprieve. The entire process is not all about money but justice. We were ousted at a critical time and it is noble that justice prevails in the game,” Mwendwa said.
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CAF disciplinary board had suspended Equatorial Guinea from the showpiece that was won by Nigeria for fielding an ineligible player against Starlets but the appeals committee rescinded the decision reinstating the West Africa nation with less than ten days left for the continental showpiece.
In the time of the decision, Starlets had kicked off residential training and engaged in a series of friendlies that included one against Ghana’s Black Queens with FKF said to be seeking damage charges after being denied a chance to participate in the competition.
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