CAF Excludes Kenya and Zimbabwe in 2023 Afcon Qualifier games.

Harambe Stars of Kenya celebrating a goal.

Confederation of Africa Football have released a statement excluding Kenya and Zimbabwe from taking part in forthcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers games which start next month of June.

Kenya and Zimbabwe were both slapped a FIFA ban citing government interference in football governance in their respective countries.

But CAF had included both countries in the draw which was conducted last month of April pending their ban, and had given a time of sorting this before kickoff the qualifiers games in a fortnight and failure to beat the deadline will lead to their exclusion tournament.

Kenya were drawn in group C along side Cameroon, Namibia and Burundi.

Zimbabwe Warriors.

While Zimbabwe were placed in group K with Morocco, South Africa and Liberia.

“As a consequence of having failed to have their suspensions by FIFA set aside, CAF has confirmed that both Kenya and Zimbabwe will not participate in the TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 qualifiers.” CAF statement.

“The qualifiers will kick-off on the first day of June 2022.”

“CAF had included them in the official draw earlier in April 2022 on condition that the suspension must be lifted two weeks before their first match day”

So, the two groups will have three teams and top two runners qualifying for the final tournament in Ivoru Coast.

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