Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Cape Verde take appeal to CAS

29 October 2013, 20:00

Lausanne - Cape Verde have taken the appeal against their exclusion from the African World Cup play-offs to the Lausanne based Court of Arbitration for Sport, the judicial body said Tuesday.

Cape Verde finished top of their African qualifying group B to reach the play-offs, where they were due to meet Cameroon over two legs to decide who goes to Brazil next year, but have since been replaced by Tunisia.

Cape Verde won their group thanks in part to a 2-0 victory over Tunisia on September 7 but that result was overturned and awarded to their opponents by a 3-0 scoreline after they were found to have fielded defender Fernando Varela despite him being banned.

Cape Verde have already failed with an appeal to FIFA at the beginning of this month.

They argued that Varela, who had served only two games of a four-match ban when he started against the Tunisians, had been red-carded in a game away to Equatorial Guinea that was later declared null and void, so the ban should not have counted.

No date has yet been set for a CAS decision but the play-off first leg was played on October 13 (with the sides drawing 0-0 in Rades) and the second leg is due to be played on November 17.




Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...