Controversy brewing over Harambee Starlets AWCON as FUFA allege Kenya have withdrawn

Controversy brewing over Harambee Starlets AWCON as FUFA allege Kenya have withdrawn

A statement on the FUFA website which quotes communication from the Confederation of African Football reads, “ Uganda Senior Women’s National Football Team, the Crested Cranes will play at this year’s Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations following the withdrawal of Kenya.

The Harambee Starlets AWCON qualifier against Uganda is shrouded in controversy following a communication from the Uganda federation in charge of football, FUFA, claiming that their side has earned direct qualification to the 2022 edition in Morocco at the expense of Kenya.

A statement on the FUFA website which quotes communication from the Confederation of African Football reads, “ Uganda Senior Women’s National Football Team, the Crested Cranes will play at this year’s Total Women’s Africa Cup of Nations following the withdrawal of Kenya.

The Crested Cranes who entered camp this week were supposed to face Kenya in the last qualifying stage next month.

It should be noted that Crested Cranes were slated to face off with Harambee Starlets next month with the first leg scheduled for 17th February and the return leg coming on 23rd February.

However, communication from CAF addressed to FUFA confirmed the withdrawal of Kenya from the Qualifiers.

We regret to inform you that we have just received Kenya FA’s correspondence informing us of their withdrawal from Women AFCON- Morocco 2022,” reads the statement.

Consequently, matches 45 and 46 are cancelled as well as the missions of all designated officials.” The statement further reads.

The development therefore means Uganda qualifies to the 2022 edition that will be held in August in Morocco.Uganda is automatically qualified to the next round of the competition.” the CAF Communication further reads.”

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