Kenyans on Thursday hit out at the Confederation of African Football following its decision to restore Equatorial Guinea into the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, thus leading to Kenya’s exclusion.
Following an appeal by Equatorial Guinea, Kenya was struck off the eight-team list of competing sides and replaced by the Central Africans with barely a week until the start of the tournament.
Equatorial Guinea had earlier been barred from competing in the tournament after they were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player, but upon appeal, the decision was overturned.
Daily Nation of Kenya reports that Egypt’s retired goalkeeper, El Hadary has joined in the condemnation of CAF’s decision.
The “decision comes just 10 days to the start of the tournament. Surely CAF what sort of Dispute Resolution and Sports Governance is this?” El Hadary posted on Twitter.
“No matter how I try to rationalise what is going on (with Harambee Starlets) it makes no sense at all,” Naythan – Din Kariuki reportedly added.
Journalist Mukami Wambora meanwhile termed the development as “devastating news for Kenya.”