The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) over the eligibility of Togo defender Adewale Olufade, who played in an Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier between the two countries.
Last month, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) dismissed the GFF’s initial appeal which claimed Olufade did not meet the necessary criteria to play for the sparrow hawks.
GFF’s communications director Baboucarr Camara says a Belgian lawyer who has vast experience in sports law has been appointed to defend the case at the court of arbitration for sport. They expressed optimism that, quote, “justice will be served this time around,” end quote.
CAF ruled the Togolese Football Federation was able to prove that Olufade was born in Togo, making him eligible to play.
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Publish date : 2019-03-12 13:22:04