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Senegal Slapped With 4-year Ban for Fielding Ineligible Player

Senegal is left heart-broken after getting disqualified for using an ineligible player by the Confederation of African Handball.

The West African country are banned for four years after being found wanting of including a player in their set up who shouldn’t have played this week’s semis-final contest.

The particular player, Doungou Doumbia it turned out, had played for France women’s national handball team previously without the confederation’s knowledge that she’d swapped countries.

Holders Tunisia, who lost to the Taranga Lionesses in a semi-final clash, wasted little time to lodge a formal complaint to the Confederation of African Handball contesting the aforesaid player’s eligibility.

And having subjected, to vigorous study,, the North African nation’s written protest, the continent’s handball overseeing body decided to imposed a four-year ban on Senegal.

The suspension –likely to be appealed – comes much as a hammer blow to Senegal Women’s Handball team who’d looked on cause to clinching the CAN Senior Women’s Hanball  Championship for the first time.

The decision, slammed in the Senegalese Press as brutal and high-handed, brings an effective end to the Tanranga Lionesses otherwise impressive run to the championship.

Tunisia is installed as Senegal’s replacement and must fend off rivalry from Cameroon to take bronze.


Featured Photo: Senegalese and Algerian Women’s Handball team(Courtesy of

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