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The Cote D’Ivoire reigning champions will not be able to defend their title after failing to qualify to the Super Division league set to begin next month

Cote d’Ivoire champions Africa Sports are experiencing one of their worst season ever, with little hope of carting away with any trophy this time.

The Red and Green were eliminated from the two-pool Ligue 1 after finishing at the bottom of Group A with 16 points, and thus will not participate in the Super Division slated for next month to determine the next champion of the domestic league.

Besides, the 1992 Caf Super Cup winners couldn’t progress from the round of 16 of the FA Cup following their 2-0 loss to military club SOA.

The president of the Ivorian champions Cheick Kone is also facing suspension from the Cote d’Ivoire football federation (FIF) following an alleged unlawful behaviour of his team’s supporters during a match.

Africa Sport may likely get another sanction after the FIF declared the club used an ineligible player during the season. Kone told Goal.com he had lodged a complaint with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the body.

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