Enugu Rangers has been disqualified from the CAF Confederations Cup for fielding an ineligible player against Tunisian champions CS Sfaxien.
According to an official statement released by CAF, goalkeeper Daniel Emmanuel was not properly registered to play in the Group A play-offs against Sfaxien on 2nd June, the match which ended in stalemate in Tunisia.
Rangers progressed into the money-spinning group stage on 1-0 aggregate courtesy of their first-leg victory in Enugu.
CAF has now overturned the results and the Tunisian club now takes Rangers’ place in Group A of the Confederations Cup.
Shooting Stars of Ibadan have insisted that goalkeeper Emmanuel was not properly cleared to join Rangers this season and this may well have led to their ouster from the continental club competition in accordance with Article 25 of the Regulations of CAF competitions.
Sfaxien were winners of the Confederations Cup in 2007 and 2008 and have been placed alongside Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, Ethiopia’s Saint Georges and Stade Malien of Mali in Group A.