Guinea Bissau’s win over Zambia in the 2017 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers sent a wave of jubilation across the continent as the tiny nation secured her first ever qualification to the tournament.
However, the celebrations may well have been premature as Zambia have lodged a complaint to CAF over the match, with the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) CEO Ponga Liwewe stating that there was glaring problem in the game.
There have been reports the Zambian FA’s protest centers on the eligibility of Guinea-Bissau goalkeeper Pape Massa Mbaye Fall who started in the game, Mbaye was allegedly born in Senegal.
Liwewe confirmed that they have written a complaint letter to CAF but declined to state the nature of the complaint.
“After the game in Guinea-Bissau, the FA sat down, consulted and sent some correspondence to CAF about several queries and issues we had. It’s premature to make pronouncements until we get some feedback from CAF.
“If the Confederation of African Football rules in our favour, it will have far-reaching implications. That is what we are waiting for,” he told the BBC.
Guinea-Bissau tops Group E with 10 points six better than Kenya and four ahead of Congo and Zambia with just one round left. The ultimate sanction, should Guinea-Bissau be found guilty of any wrongdoing, is disqualification from the biannual tourney.