Kenya wants to keep its place in Group B of the African female customer of the nation and continue to face Nigeria's Super Falcons in the second match of the competition. To meet their desires, the Football Association of Kenya (FKF) protested against the decision of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to return Equatorial Guinea to the competition. The FKF stated that they were surprised by the OS RH's move that they believe East African misconduct and hinted that they plan to appeal to the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Equatorial Guinea was deactivated by the Armed Forces in Canada for failing to meet a non-refoulement in October, but the continental body revised this decision Wednesday, following the Appeal of Equatorial Guinea, who returned to the Finals instead of Kenya.
Kenya was originally given a place in the final in October when CAF ruled that Equatorial Guinea had set an unacceptable player in the qualifying match against Harambee Queens. In the initial verdict, the CAF confirmed the protest from the Federation of Soccer China for the acceptance of Messomo. OS RH: "The player allegedly was a Cameroon and he has played for several European clubs."
However, the CAF Appellate Group said on Wednesday: "Player Annette Jacky Messomo has the right to play for the Equatorial Guinea team". In response, the FKF said: "We believe CAF and CAS will handle the seriousness they deserve, even while Harambee Starlets remain in the camp."