Zambia awarded points, leaves Ghana’s world cup campaign in danger

first_imgFifa has stripped Sudan of its 2-0 win against Zambia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier because one of its scorers was ineligible to play.The disciplinary committee of football’s world governing body ruled that Saif Ali should not have played in the 2 June game in Khartoum.Zambia protested that Ali played despite receiving yellow cards in previous competitive matches, including when Zambia beat Sudan in an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final in February.Fifa declared the match “lost by forfeit by Sudan,” awarding Zambia a 3-0 victory and with it the three points for a win.The Sudan football association has also been fined US$6,430.Zambia now leads Group D with six points from two matches, and Sudan falls to third place with one point. Ghana are in second place with three points while Lesotho are bottom with a single point.last_img