Eritrea withdraw from Africa Cup

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Addis Ababa, 31 March 2014 (WIC) - Eritrea withdrew from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition Sunday, the organizers said in a statement.
The 'Red Sea Camels' were due to play fellow east Africans South Sudan during April in a two-leg preliminary tie.
No explanation was given for the pull-out, but it could be linked to continuous defections when Eritrean football teams visit other countries.
Nine players and a coach disappeared in Kenya last December when Eritrea were eliminated after the group stage of the East and Central Africa Senior Challenge Cup.
President Isaias Afewerki has ruled the one-party Horn of Africa country since independence from Ethiopia 21 years ago. (

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