Reports reaching eyeonthenews.com from Cairo says Egypt has announced its withdrawal from both the Women’s and Men football events of the African Games Brazzaville 2015.
CAF says: “In accordance with Article 19 (B) of the regulations which states “If a team withdraws after having qualified for the Final Tournament, but before the actual start of the Final Tournament, the Organizing Committee may replace it by the last team it has eliminated, if the circumstances are favourable,” the two teams eliminated by Egypt in the qualifiers, Senegal (Women) and Burundi (Men) also decided against replacing Egypt due to the short notice”.
In default, CAF says the group to which the forfeiting team belonged shall be composed of three teams only.
With this composition of the groups will be as follows;
Group A – Congo, Nigeria, Tanzania, Cote d’Ivoire
Group B – Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa
Group A – Congo, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso
Group B – Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria
Meanwhile, the tournament will be held from 6–18 September 2015 in Brazzaville, Congo.