Abu Bakarr Kabba, a former Sierra Leone Football Association, (SLFA) official, has been sanctioned by football world’s governing body, Fifa.

Kabba will face a five-year banned and a fined US$50,000 for violating Fifa’s Code of Ethics.

The adjudicatory chamber of the Independent Ethics Committee of FIFA has found him “guilty of having accepted and received bribes concerning the manipulation of international matches.”

Kabba was part of Fifa’s investigation “into various international matches (attempted to be) manipulated for betting purposes by Mr Wilson Raj Perumal.”

Several African referees and others linked to football on the continent have been punished for their links to convicted match-fixer Perumal.

Kabba, who was an administrative secretary and an acting general secretary in the SLFA, was one of 15 players and officials originally suspended in 2014 during a match-fixing investigation.

Read the full Fifa statement.

Read the full Fifa’s statement.

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