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Egypt's Masry qualify for CAF Confederation Cup after Malian FA suspension

Ahram Online , Friday 17 Mar 2017
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Masry overcome Nigeria's Ifeanyi Ubah in the preliminary round of the African Confederation Cup (Masry's official Facebook page)
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Egypt outfit Masry booked their place in the second round of the African Confederation Cup qualifiers after their game against Malian side Djoliba was canceled when FIFA suspended the Malian Football Association, the club announced on Friday.

Early on Friday, FIFA suspended the Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT) with immediate effect due to government interference, the world soccer's governing body said.

"The [Masry] team qualified to the next round of the CAF Confederation Cup after the cancellation of the home game against Djoliba," read a statement on the Masry's official website.

Masry lost the first leg game against the Malian side 2-0 in the first round of the African Confederation Cup qualifiers last week and were scheduled to play the second leg game on Saturday.

"The Masry vs. Djoliba game's supervisor announced that the Egyptian team qualified to the coming round of the Cup after receiving a letter from CAF saying the game had been cancelled," the team said.

"Mali was suspended from international soccer after the country's sports minister sacked the executive committee of its soccer federation," it added.

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