The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has deducted three points from Nigeria, Egypt and Tanzania, all individuals from Group G, taking after the withdrawal of Chad from the continuous qualification race for the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017.
Chad were due to travel to Tanzania for the fourth match in the group, however rather made the declaration of a stunning withdrawal, refering to money related imperatives.
CAF quickly connected its rules in similarity with Article 61 of the regulations of the competition which states: "If a group pulls back from the qualifying stage sorted out in group, every one of its results shall be revoked (points, scored and conceded goals)".
"Thus, the three matches of Chad of Group G are crossed out and the outcomes won't be mulled over", CAF said.
Taking after the conclusion of three points every, Egypt still lead the group with four points, while Nigeria have two. Tanzania have a point.
CAF further said that in agreement, with the standard set by CAF Executive Committee on 15 January 2015, any group diminished to three groups taking after the withdrawal of a group will have just the group victor meeting all requirements for the last competition.
Besides, the Chadian Football Federation has been fined 20,000 US Dollars furthermore banished from partaking in the following release of the AFCON in congruity with Article 59 of the regulations of the Competition which expresses "any affiliation proclaiming relinquish after the begin of the matches is at risk to a fine of twenty thousand (20,000) U.S. dollars. It will likewise not be permitted to take part in the following version of the AFCON".
In the interim, Egypt will confront Nigeria on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 in Alexandria.