Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) Communications Director, Henry Asante Twum, has given clarity on why Ghana did not contest the Black Maiden’s age cheating ban.
In July 2022, Ghana’s female U-17 team was banned and fined $100,000.00 after it was found guilty of age cheating by the Confederations of African Football (CAF) when Rasheeda Shahadu and Nancy Amoh were discovered to have been above the age of 17.
Curiously the Ghana Football Association did not take any actions to challenge the verdict of the CAF Disciplinary Board and chose to remain silent over the issue.
In an interview with GhOne, Asante Twum said that the FA weighed the case and considered its merits and demerits, and got advice from its, legal team, not to pursue the issue.
He went on to disclose that they got intel from the Moroccans that some Ghanaians had provided them information that there were some players in the Maiden’s setup who were overage and that they had 100 percent confidence the intel was true.
The FA according to Asante Twum asked for the information and confirmed that indeed some of the players were not of the required age but they had already participated in the first leg of the qualifiers.