DR Congo lodge complaint against Cameroon U23 team

DR Congo sport officials have complained to Caf about the already qualified Cameroon U23 team for allegedly fielding two players they believed to be over age

The Democratic Republic of Congo Football Federation have filed a complaint against Cameroon for allegedly fielding two players whose ages could not be identified before both teams clashed in the last qualifying round of the All Africa Games on Sunday in Yaounde.

According to the complainants, Effa Nkonguep and Idriss Fanyep of Cameroon did not provide their passports during administrative verifications, raising doubts about their ages, which the competition rules set at 23.

Cameroon officials said the players’ passports had been submitted for a visa application ahead of the U20 team’s World Cup preparation tour, in which the duo would participate.

Seemingly unsatisfied with the explanation, the Congolese officials decided to lodge a complaint to Caf on Tuesday.

Cameroon booked their place for the Pan-African Games after easily seeing off the junior Leopards 3-0, ending both fixtures in a 3-1 aggregate.


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