The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has disqualified Sierra Leone from participating in the 2019 Afcon qualifiers.

The decision comes after the West Africans failed to meet conditions for the lifting of the Fifa-imposed suspension of the country’s FA.

FIFA had banned Sierra Leone from international football because of government interference in the running of the country’s football association.

CAF announced the development on Monday in a statement which read:

“The CAF Executive Committee at its meeting on Friday, 30 November 2018 in Accra decided on the case of Sierra Leone in the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

“Sierra Leone is disqualified from the qualifiers and all its matches are annulled. This will result in a group of 3 teams.”

The current Group F standings mean Kenya and Ghana progress to the 2019 Afcon finals.

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