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AfCON 2019: Mali risks being disqualified

The Malian football selection could be disqualified from the 2019 AfCON in Egypt (21 June – 19 July) by the International Football Federation.

The world body informed Saturday the Malian Prime Minister Boubou Cisse and his Minister of Youth and Sports, Arouna Modibo Toure, that the competition could take place without the Eagles, report this Sunday local media.

“The message of Fifa and CAF is clear. If the General Assembly scheduled for Saturday, June 15 was to be sabotaged by some people, FIFA will take its responsibilities. There will be sanctions against Malian football including its Federation with its suspension of competitions Fifa and even the next scheduled AfCON in Egypt,” said Véron Mossengo-Omba, president of the Federation of Mali.

A general assembly is scheduled for Saturday, June 15 in accordance with a roadmap drawn up by Fifa for the resolution of the Malian football crisis.

This General Meeting will allow to execute a sentence of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in the crisis, before the organization of the elective general assembly to appoint a new president at the head of the Federation.

The Standards Committee did not launch the championship contrary to what was agreed in the Fifa roadmap.

At AfCON 2019, Mali will play in Group E along with Tunisia, Angola and Mauritania.

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