Following its elimination in the semi-finals of the Under-20 CAN on Monday against Uganda (1-4) , Tunisia bangs its fist on the table! The Aiglons de Carthage indeed suspect their opponents of having aligned several players who have exceeded the age limit.
” Tunisia made a complaint to CAF by presenting files (of three Ugandan players, editor’s note) having exceeded the required age “, announced the communication manager of the Tunisian Federation, Kaïs Reguez, on the occasion of a press conference held in Mauritania, host country of the competition which will see the Tunisians face the Gambia on Friday in the small final. Author of a hat-trick on Monday and top scorer of the tournament (5 goals), Derrick Kakooza is one of the suspected players.
The FTF’s proposal
Tunisia assures however that its fight goes beyond the simple framework of its personal interests and that it does not demand the disqualification of Uganda, but wants the African Football Confederation (CAF) to settle this problem once and for all. “ This is not an accusation, but we want to sound the alarm to CAF. We wish the two finalist teams good luck, but, as a matter of principle, this age problem must be resolved in our competitions, ”Raguez pleaded. Hence the initiative imagined by the FTF which proposes to CAF to set up a sort of anti-fraud passport on age.
” We can think of calling it a sports or medical passport, but it must be a document allowing the career of players to be traced in order to have better monitoring and for the organization of more fair and transparent competitions, ” said the National Technical Director. Tunisian, Sghaier Zouita. In the middle of the campaign for the presidential election at the head of CAF, the message has passed!