"Fifa ignores Sierra Leone plea as suspension rolls on"

Fifa ignores Sierra Leone plea as suspension rolls on

FIFA have rebuffed the Sierra Leone Football Association’s request to lift the suspension of it soccer Association.

Following a meeting on Monday, Sierra Leone FA petitioned Fifa to lift the suspension that will allow it national team honour their Afcon qualifier against the Black Stars this week.

It could be recalled that the Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone barred SLFA boss Isha Johansen and general secretary Christopher Kamara from office following investigated on corruption-related charges.

“The suspension will be lifted once the SLFA and its recognised leadership have confirmed to Fifa that the SLFA administration, premises, accounts and communication channels are under their control once again,” Fifa reiterated.

Fifa suspended Sierra Leone from international football last week because of alleged government interference in the running of the country’s football association.

If the ban is not lifted before 11 October, Sierra Leone’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Ghana will be cancelled. The return fixture is scheduled for 15 October.

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7 Comments

  1. Reply Post By Gabriel Kaikai

    FIFA has to restructure there statutes. Football has being on hold for so long why did they not take a robust approach to end the impasse of football being in decline over the years. Supporting Isha whose tenure has over is unwelcome in our national interest and the soon reenacted of SLFA and our country football Association elections is the way forward tired of morkorfy.

  2. Reply Post By Desmond cole

    since fifa don’t want to listen to our government… Its not a problem.. to all Sierra Leonean let just accept what we are facing now..
    Also since Isha Johansen is the problem to all of these problems our country is facing in football.. I want the government to take drastic step against Isha Johansen..
    #ISHA_JOHANSEN_MUST_GO_TO_JAIL

  3. Reply Post By Mustapha Mansaray

    Foolish FIFA has to stand tough behind their client isha with whom they had always shared the same funds the purport to send for the SLFA. They don’t want such to be uncovered. But I don’t blame them, it’s the slow and weak ACC system; by now isha and her crew should have been sweating behind bars.

  4. Reply Post By Mustapha Mansaray

    Foolish FIFA has to stand tough behind their client isha with whom they had always shared the same funds the purport to send for the SLFA. They don’t want such to be uncovered. But I don’t blame them, it’s the slow and weak ACC system; by now isha and her crew should have been sweating behind bars. I hope these comments are read by fifa so they know people are seeing their dirty parts.

  5. how can world football governing body FIFA make such decision in suspending us. Is it that they want ISHA to stay on or what. If the ACC have evidences against her let convict her and face d suspension.

  6. it gives us Kenyans one step to Afcon finals thanks to fifa

  7. Government don’t have any right to interfere with football…. so be a through full person with your comment.

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