The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has reintegrated Equatorial Guinea into the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON).
Equatorial Guinea will now play at the AWCON at the expense of Kenya . CAF Appeals Committee dismissed rules in their favour concerning eligibility of Annette Messomo.
They were initially replaced by Kenya but will now take their rightful place ahead of the tournament which begins on November 17, 2018, in Ghana.
They will slot into Group B where they will come up against Nigeria, Zambia and South Africa.
CAF released a statement to that effect
DECISIONS OF THE APPEAL BOARD OF 7th NOVEMBER 2018
On November 7, 2018, the Appeal Board of Confédération Africaine de Football held a meeting in order to decide on the appeal of the Federación Ecuatoguineana de Fútbol of the decision of the Disciplinary Council of September 8, 2018.
Regarding the eligibility protest against player Annette Jacky Messomo during the match no. 30 Equatorial Guinea vs Kenya played in the frame of the Total African Women’s Cup of Nations 2018, the Appeal Board decided as follows :
1. The appeal lodged by the Federación Ecuatoguineana de Fútbol is admissible;
2. The decision no 001-CAI-08.09.2018 is overruled;
3. The player Annette Jacky Messomo is eligible to play for the National Team of Equatorial Guinea;
4. The National Team of Equatorial Guinea is reintegrated in the Total African Women’s Cup of Nations 2018.