Eritrea under 17 national team win by forfeit.
The Eritrean national Under 17 soccer team's path to the 2009 African nations Cup was set to begin with a match-up against the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) this past weekend at Asmara's Cicero stadium. However, the DRC team was a no show and based on CAF's rules Eritrea wins the game by forfeit 2-0. It may have even won the first round as CAF (Confederation of African football) has announced the withdrawal of Congo from the entire nations cup. Eritrea's chances of advancing to the group of eight will be determined after it advances to the next round where it will play the winner of Cameroon and Gabon. Cameroon defeated Gabon in the first round this weekend by the score of 2-0. If you recall two years ago Eritrea defeated Libya, Egypt and Zambia to advance to the under 17 African nations cup that took place in Togo. The 2009 version of the under 17 nations cup will take place in Algeria. Good Luck to the Red sea boys. Mike Seium Eri-International sports.