Sierra Leone to play Lesotho behind closed doors

Oct 9, 2019 | International, National Sport News Sierra Leone | 0 comments

  • Sierra Leone will open their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign against Crocodiles of Lesotho, on the 11th November, in Freetown in an empty stadium after latest FIFA sanction.
  • Fifa announced on Wednesday that Sierra Leone to play their next official match, without spectators.
  • The sanction comes after Sierra Leone fans, attack Liberia soccer team before the second leg World Cup preliminary match in Freetown last month.

“This sanction is to be served when the representative team of Sierra Leone play their next official match. Moreover, the SLFA has been sanctioned with a fine of CHF 50, 000,” Fifa said in a statement.

FIFA announced the punishment, including several other disciplinary sanctions In a statement, “The throwing of objects and a lack of order or discipline observed in and around the stadium) that occurred in connection with the match between Sierra Leone and Liberia on 8 September 2019, the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has ordered the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) to play one match without spectators.”

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