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Sports News of Friday, 27 April 2018

Source: Frank owusu obimpeh

CAF snubs Ghanaian clubs in Continental Club Competitions

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Ahmad Ahmad Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Ahmad Ahmad

CAF confirmed Ghana to represent two clubs following the dismal performance of Ghanaian representatives in all continental club competitions in the last five years, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has relegated the country with several others to the second cadre of its annual club competitions.

The result of the development is that only the winner of the Ghana Premier league will play in the elite CAF Champions League and same thing applies to CAF Confederation Cup with only the FA cup.winner.

The CAF coefficient rating for 12 countries released this week showed that Tunisia with 116 points and Egypt (106.5 points) are the first two power houses in inter-club business in the continent respectively.

They automatically reserve the right to have two representatives for the next five years in all the CAF continental club competitions.

Other countries in the top cadre include; Democratic Republic of Congo (90), Morocco (84), Algeria (82.5), South Africa (78.5), Sudan (53), Zambia (38), Libya (19), Cameroon (15), Côte d’ Ivoire (15) and Mozambique (15). Nigeria and Ethiopia dropped to the second group of countries with 10.5 points and below. Other notable countries in this group are; Ghana, Gabon, Uganda, Angola, Mali, Congo, Guinea, Tanzania and Swaziland.

The continental ruling body CAF introduced the format which was a template borrowed from UEFA for its inter-club competitions and the calculation is based on the strength of the respective domestic leagues.