CAIRO – Holders Cameroon have had their request to replace forward Joel Tagueu, ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations because of a possible heart defect, rejected by the Confederation of African Football (Caf).
However, coach Clarence Seedorf said they would look to appeal the decision, which Caf have not revealed themselves.
“We are not satisfied with the decision. We need to go for it again, we hope there will be a change of position,” he told reporters.
“We did everything we had to do, we made our request 24 hours before the match, and we still remain hopeful. It is only fair for Caf to allow us replace the player.”
Tagueu was withdrawn after a medical examination revealed a possible life-threatening heart defect.