Caf president Ahmad/Photo: Zacharias ABUBEKER / AFP

Football’s governing body in Africa, Caf, on Monday confirmed the disqualification of Sierra Leone from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers.

According to a statement on its website, Caf said its Executive Committee took the decision at its meeting on Friday in Accra.

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“Sierra Leone is disqualified from the qualifiers and all its matches are annulled,’’ a report on the website read.

The absence of the country will place Kenya at the top of the group with seven points, with Ghana following on six and Ethiopia on one.

Fifa had in November suspended Sierra Leone from international football because of government interference in the running of the country’s football association.

This was after the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) barred two leading Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) officials from the governing body’s offices.