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Hippos Disqualified From Under-20 Africa Cup

The Hippos team under-20 is so stunning making it among the young and promising team in Africa within the coming years though it is so unfortunate that the so dream team of Uganda in the next few years was disqualified from going to Zambia next year in February.[9]

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Uganda have been disqualified from qualifying for the 2017 Under-20 Africa Cup of Nations for fielding an ineligible player which offence occurred in the first-round,[1] second-leg match against Rwanda, which Uganda won 2-1 to secure a 3-2 aggregate victory.

What is Africa Cup of Nations?

The Africa Cup of Nations, officially CAN (French: Coupe d’Afrique des Nations),[4] also referred to as African Cup of Nations, or AFCON, is the main international association football competition in Africa. It is sanctioned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and was first held in 1957.[1]

Could this be bad luck for the Uganda’s nation teams? Talking about Uganda’s nation team, the cranes, the elder team is also at the brink to see that they can make it to Gabon in January next year.[5]

However, Uganda’s Aheebwa James had different dates of birth on his passport and his inter-clubs licence.

Rwanda have been reinstated and will take on Egypt in the second round.

The Rwandan Football Federation had challenged the eligibility of Tumwesigye Frank, Aheebwa James, Lwalirwa Halid and Aheebwa James the young players on the Hippos team.

James was found to have different birth dates i.e, 19/5/1998 on the passport,[9] and 27/3/1997 on his Confederation of African Football Inter-clubs licence.

Although both dates place James within the age limit for the competition, the rules state that both dates must match which has bought about pity to the young team of Uganda.[3]

Source: BBC

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