Ghana still awaiting Fifa response on cancelled Sierra Leone double-header

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Lucy Quist gives update on the status of the annulled October Afcon qualifying matches

Ghana Football Association Normalization Committee vice chairperson Lucy Quist says her outfit is still awaiting a Fifa response on the status of the cancelled 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header against Sierra Leone. 

Scheduled to take on the Leone Stars on October 11 and 15, the Black Stars were left disappointed at the last minute when Caf called off the fixtures less than 48 hours to the first game in Kumasi. 

A major topic in the aftermath of the cancellation has been on what becomes of the six points that were up for grabs in the Group F ties. 

“What we did was that we wrote to Fifa about the situation after we realized Sierra Leone were unable to honour the game,” Quist said, as reported by Ghanasportsonline

“So for now, we are still waiting for Fifa to respond on that. 

"As to whether we will be awarded all points or not, that is up to Fifa. 

"We wrote to them and they confirmed receiving it, so we are now waiting for their response.”

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The matches had to be called off after Sierra failed to meet a Fifa deadline to reinstate the ousted Isha Johansen-led administration of the nation's football association, a condition under which a ban on the west Africans' football's governing body would be lifted to enable the games go on as originally planned. 

While some reports says Ghana will be declared winners of the two games and given six points, others say Sierra Leone could completely be taken out of the group, with the results of their two games played thus far nullified. 

According to a recent BBC report, there was no chance of the games being played at a later date, but latest speculations say Fifa is considering advising Caf to schedule the games for new dates 

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