Guinea have been disqualified from taking part in the next two Afcon U-17 tournaments after fielding two overage players.
The West Africans have also been banned from participating from the next FIFA U-17 World Cup as well as receiving a US$100 000 fine after found guilty of using ineligible players – Aboubacar Conte and Ahmed Tidiane Keita – in an Afcon U-17 game in Tanzania against Senegal in April.
However, half of the fine – $50,000, is suspended for a period of four years provided that the Guinean Federation is not guilty of a similar offence during this period.
The players will not be able to take part in any football-related activities for the next 2 years
The Confederation of African Football’s Disciplinary Council made the decision at a meeting held last week following a complaint by the Senegalese Football Federation.
Guinea who finished as runners-up at the U-17 Nations Cup have been replaced by Senegal at the World Cup tournament in Brazil.