South Africa win appeal in the African U-19 Women Championship
The Appeals committee of CAF ruled in favour of South Africa in the appeal presented by SAFA against the disqualification of their U-19 women team from the African U-19 championship.
The Organising committee of CAF had disqualified their team earlier because of the failure of the South African authorities to grant entry visas to the Central African team for the second leg match which was scheduled for 10th February 2002 in Johannesburg.
The Appeals committee gave reason to SAFA based on the absence of any written agreement between the Central African FA and SAFA ensuring the granting of entry visas to the Central African delegation upon their arrival at Johannesburg airport.
On the other hand, the travel expenses of the Central African team and the match officials for the newly rescheduled match to Johannesburg will have to be assumed by SAFA.
The second leg match is now scheduled for the weekend of 22 to 24 March. The first leg in Bangui had ended 2-0 in favour of South Africa.
The final of the U-19 Women Championship rescheduled (10.3.02) The final matches of the U-19 African Women's championship scheduled between Nigeria and the winner of S. Africa/Central Africa on the weekends of 15-17 March (first leg) and 28-30 March (second leg) are postponed for two weeks.
The matches will now be held on the weekends of 28-30 March (first leg) and 12-15 April (second leg).