Interesting quote from CAF re: the decision to allow a Senegal-born player to represent Guinea-Bissau.
The Committee established that the player does not fulfil criteria 7.a), and 7.b) above, since Guinea Bissau FA itself recognized that the player was born in Dakar, and that his parents were not born in Guinea Bissau.
“In terms of the clause 7.d), it requires that the player must have lived continuously for at least five years after reaching the age of 18 on the territory of the relevant association. The player has been resident in Guinea Bissau since April 2009, but he did play football abroad in Spain and Germany since then.
“In terms of clause 7.c), the Committee believes that Guinea Bissau FA fulfils this requirement since they have established that one of the grandmothers of the player,
Ngone Kane Diouf is from Guinea Bissau.
“Based on the above elements, the Organizing Committee considers that the player has fulfilled the obligation of article 7.c) of the Regulations Governing the Application of the Statutes, and that the player is deemed eligible. Consequently, the result of the match played versus Zambia on 4 June 2016 stands”.
It's just as well he had a grandmother from Guinea-Bissau! The acceptance of the above is surprising. According to their own documents he played for foreign teams for four of those years.
Ciudad Vicar – 2008/2009
Las Norias FC – 2009/2010
Union Meppen – 2013/2014
A.D. Polideportivo Aquadulce Club – 2014/2015