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CAF expels Kenya, Zimbabwe from AFCON 2023 qualifiers

The Harambee Star of Kenya and the Warriors of Zimbabwe will not compete in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, according to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

On June 1, the race for Cote d’Ivoire 2023 will begin.

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has suspended Kenya and Zimbabwe due to political interference.

CAF included them in the official draw on the condition that their suspension be lifted two weeks before their first qualifier match.

The two countries, on the other hand, have failed to meet the FIFA Congress’s criteria for lifting their suspensions.

“The two associations: Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) will be considered losers and eliminated from the competition,”CAF said in a statement on their official website.

“Groups C and K will be composed only of three teams and the order of the matches will be maintained in accordance with the match schedule that has been communicated to the teams after the draw.

“The first and runner-up teams of those groups will qualify to the final tournament,” it said.

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