The last round 2023 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier tie between the Gabon and Cameroon has entered extra time after the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) protested the eligibility of Floriss Djave.
According to sources, the striker who featured in both legs of the last round qualifier has doubled identity – one of which is above 25.
Popular Cameroon Sports News portal CFOOT, has since published that they are in possession of a players list from FC Bouenguidi which identifies the same player as Floriss Ndjave born on November.
Gabon and Cameroon finished both legs of the tie leveled on a 1-1 score but the former won 7-6 on post-match penalties to join seven other nations including hosts Morocco in the finals.
However, FECAFOOT have written to FIFA and CAF asking for justice to be done about the situation.
As it stands, Gabon joins hosts Morocco, holders Egypt plus debutants Guinea, Congo and Niger in the eight nations tournament that will also mark the presence of Mali and 2012 champions Gabon returning for their second participation.
The tournament will run from June 24 to July 8, 2023 in Morocco.
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