Chad disqualified from 2021 Africa Cup of Nations

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Chad's expulsion from the qualification stage for the showpiece tournament was announced by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Monday after the nation's government withdrew support and effectively disbanded the national football association.

As a result, Group A rivals Namibia and Mali have both been awarded three points for their matches which were scheduled to take place later this week, which leaves the group finely poised heading into the upcoming qualifiers.

"Following the withdrawal of the FTF's approval by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Chad, CAF has decided to disqualify the Chad national team from the qualifiers for the Total Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021," the governing body for African football in a statement on Monday.

"Consequently, scheduled qualifier matches between Namibia (match 106) and Mali (match 130) for Total AFCON 2021 are cancelled. In line with Article 61 read together with Article 64 of the CAF Regulations, Chad is considered a loser of both matches against Namibia and Mali..."

Mali (13 points) have already qualified for next year's tournament while Guinea (eight points) need just one win from their remaining two matches against the table-toppers or Namibia (six points) to secure their place at the event.

Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) – 3 goals
Hakim Ziyech (Morocco) – 3 goals
Saifeddine Khaoui (Tunisia) – 3 goals
Saifeddine Khaoui (Tunisia) – 3 goals
Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia) – 3 goals
Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia) – 3 goals
Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) – 3 goals
Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) – 3 goals
Sadi Ntibazonkiza (Burundi, pictured with Caen) –
Sadi Ntibazonkiza (Burundi, pictured with Caen) – 3 goals
Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) – 3 goals
Alex Iwobi (Nigeria) – 3 goals
Famara Diedhiou (Senegal) – 3 goals
Famara Diedhiou (Senegal) – 3 goals
Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) – 3 goals
Vincent Aboubakar (Cameroon) – 3 goals
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) – 4 goals
Victor Osimhen (Nigeria) – 4 goals
Percy Tau (South Africa) – 3 goals
Percy Tau (South Africa) – 3 goals