CECAFA U-17: Ethiopia docked points, fined over age cheating

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The vice of age cheating in football circles is as old as humanity.

Time immemorial, different tales of teams fielding the limit player in under age competitions have been well documented and reported home.

The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) has acted tough on this chronic disease.

On Monday, CECAFA docked three points and slapped a fine of $ 5000 unto the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) over age cheating during the on-going CECAFA U-17 tournament being hosted by Burundi.

Investigations were conducted and Ethiopia found as culprits before the punishment was imposed.

A statement by the regional body’s general secretary, Nicholas Musonye reads in part;

The Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF have been been docked three points and slapped with a 5000 $ fine after fielding an overage players in the ongoing CECAFA U-17 Cup

On Saturday, Ethiopia overcame Somalia 3-1 before the latter appealed the result.

Meanwhile, Ethiopia Football Federation (EFF) has already appealed the decision taken.

Relatedly, the Zanzibar team is also affected by the age cheating syndrome and the organizing committee has also acted tough on them.

Uganda U-17 team (Cubs) returns to action on Wednesday, 18th April 2018 with a game against Sudan in Burundi’s second largest town of Gitega.

On Sunday, Uganda worked so hard to earn a point against Tanzania in the one all draw with a last gasp minute equalizer from  Vipers Soccer Academy striker Moses Bakabulindi in Muyinga town.

Burundi took a first half lead through Agiri Alistides Ngoda, a forward playing with Future Stars Academy in Bujumbura.

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