Zambia are in the driving seat in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers after sport’s highest court CAS rejected Sudan’s appeal for fielding an ineligible player, leaving Ghana in danger of missing out of the tournament in Brazil.
Sudan protested against the decision by FIFA to strip them of their victory over the Chipolopolo claiming they fielded an unqualified player which resulted in the North Africans reporting the matter to CAS for redress.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) says it rejected the Sudanese Football Association’s appeal against the FIFA ruling to award Zambia a 3-0 win by default.
The court’s ruling puts Zambia top with six points from two matches, three ahead of Ghana. Sudan falls to third with one point. Lesotho also has one point.
This means the Black Stars must win the remainder of the qualifiers in Group against Sudan, Lesotho and Zambia to be able to clinch the group’s top spot.
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