The Federation for International Football Associations (FIFA) have rejected the request by Sierra Leone Football Association to remove the ban 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 Ghana’s Black Stars on Thursday.
The Anti-Corruption Commission of Sierra Leone barred SLFA President 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 recognized 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.
CREDIT : footballsierraleone