Mauritius has replaced Sao Tome and Principe in Group A of the Africa Cup of Nations [AFCON] 2023 Qualifiers after Sao Tome and Principe were found guilty of using an illegible player during their preliminary Round of the 2023 AFCON Qualifiers.

Mauritius FA earlier made a legal complaint to CAF concerning the eligibility of the player Dos Anjos from Sao Tome in the first leg of the encounter.

The African football governing body, CAF, accepted the complaint of the Mauritanian side and added both countries to draws in April 19th.

Sao Tome and Principe was then found guilty and fined $10, 000 as CAF granted a score of 3-0 in favour of Mauritius for the first leg against Sao Tome which saw Mauritius progress to the Group Stage of qualifiers 6-3 on aggregate.

Mauritius is in Group A alongside Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Guinea Bissau which will also be the first opponent of the Mauritius team in the coming weeks.