Mauritius has won an appeal they filed against Sao Tomé and Príncipe concerning their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations preliminary qualifying match, and will therefore join the teams in Group A of the qualification series starting next month.
According to a publication by the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) on Monday, the Director of Competitions of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr Samson Adamu, confirmed Mauritius’ victory over Sao Tomé and Príncipe, and have now qualified into the main qualifiers ahead of Sao Tomé and Príncipe.
Sao Tomé and Príncipe won their preliminary qualifier against Mauritius by 1-0, and the latter filed a protest at the CAF Disciplinary Committee, saying, the Sao Tomé and Príncipe player who eventually scored the only of the match had tested positive for covid-19, and was as such not eligible for the match.
“Victory for Mauritius at the CAF Disciplinary Committee means they now join Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau in Group A of the six-match phase that ends in March next year. Nigeria will play Sierra Leone in Abuja on Thursday 9th June and then play Mauritius on Monday 13th June”, the NFF announced on Monday.