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2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification Group F

Group F of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualification tournament was one of the 12 groups to decide the teams which qualify for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals tournament. The group consisted of four teams: Ghana, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and Kenya, before Sierra Leone's disqualification.[1]

The teams played against each other in home-and-away round-robin format between June 2017 and March 2019.[2]

Ghana and Kenya, the group winner and runner-up, qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.[3]

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification        
1   Ghana 4 3 0 1 8 1 +7 9 Final tournament 1–0 5–0 Canc.
2   Kenya 4 2 1 1 4 1 +3 7 1–0 3–0 Canc.
3   Ethiopia 4 0 1 3 0 10 −10 1 0–2 0–0 1–0
4   Sierra Leone 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Disqualified[a] Canc. 2–1 Canc.
Source: CAF
Rules for classification: Qualification tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ On 30 November 2018, the CAF decided to disqualify Sierra Leone from the qualifiers, and all their matches were annulled, due to FIFA's suspension of the Sierra Leone Football Association on 5 October 2018.[4]

MatchesEdit

Sierra Leone  Annulled
(originally 2–1)
  Kenya
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Ghana  5–0  Ethiopia
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Kenya  1–0  Ghana
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Ethiopia  Annulled
(originally 1–0)
  Sierra Leone
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Ethiopia  0–0  Kenya
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Ghana  Cancelled  Sierra Leone
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Kenya  3–0  Ethiopia
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Sierra Leone  Cancelled  Ghana
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Ethiopia  0–2  Ghana
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Kenya  Cancelled  Sierra Leone
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Ghana  1–0  Kenya
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Sierra Leone  Cancelled  Ethiopia
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GoalscorersEdit

Note: Goals scored in annulled matches counted. There were 16 goals scored in 8 matches, for an average of 2 goals per match.

2 goals

1 goal

1 own goal

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b The two qualifying matches between Ghana and Sierra Leone, originally scheduled for 11 October 2018 (16:00 UTC±0 at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi in Ghana) and 14 October 2018 (16:30 UTC±0 at the National Stadium, Freetown in Sierra Leone), were cancelled by the CAF on 9 October 2018 due to FIFA's suspension of the Sierra Leone Football Association on 5 October 2018.[5][6][7]
  2. ^ The qualifying match between Kenya and Sierra Leone, originally scheduled for 18 November 2018 (16:00 UTC+3 at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Kenya), was cancelled by the CAF on 12 November 2018 due to FIFA's suspension of the Sierra Leone Football Association on 5 October 2018.[5][8]
  3. ^ The qualifying match between Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, originally scheduled for March 2019, was cancelled by the CAF due to the disqualification of Sierra Leone on 30 November 2018.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Total Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon: Draw results and fixtures". CAF. 13 January 2017.
  2. ^ "New Dates of the Qualifiers of AFCON, Cameroon 2019" (PDF). CAF.
  3. ^ "Draw Procedure of the Qualifiers of the 32nd Edition of Total Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2019" (PDF). CAFonline.com. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Sierra Leone disqualified from Total AFCON 2019 qualifiers". CAF. 3 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b "FIFA suspends the Sierra Leone Football Association". FIFA.com. 5 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Breaking News: CAF cancels Ghana's 2019 AFCON qualifiers against Sierra Leone". Ghana Soccernet. 9 October 2018.
  7. ^ "The two matches between Ghana and Sierra Leone cancelled". CAF. 11 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Harambee Stars, Sierra Leone AFCON Qualifier called off". Football Kenya Federation. 12 November 2018.

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