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Caf to consider appeal from The Gambia over Olufade eligibility

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By Momodou Bah, BBC

The Gambia Football Federation (GFF) has confirmed that the Confederation of African Football (Caf) will consider an appeal over the eligibility of Togo’s Adewale Oloufade.

Caf dismissed the GFF’s first protest which claimed the player, also known as James, is Nigerian and does not meet the necessary criteria to play for Togo.

African football’s governing body ruled that the Togolese Football Federation was able to prove that Oloufade was born in Togo making him eligible to play for the national team.

Caf did admit that there had been an administrative error on its Competitions Management System (CMS), which has led to the GFF’s appeal.

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