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FIFA Okays Sierra Leone, Ghana Matches

The BBC’s stringer, Umaru Fofana has quoted Vice President Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh as saying that the world’s football governing body – FIFA is to advise the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to reschedule Sierra Leone’s matches against Ghana in the ongoing AFCON 2019 qualifiers to be held in Cameroon.

It could be recalled that CAF cancelled the fixtures due to the FIFA ban on Sierra Leone following the suspension of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) President, Isha Johansen and General Secretary, Christopher Kamara.

In a meeting in Zurich, Switzerland last Wednesday between FIFA and a high-level Sierra Leone delegation led by the Vice President, it was also agreed that the FIFA ban would be lifted at the end of the ongoing corruption trial against the FA President and Secretary General, whether or not the two are convicted.

A FIFA fact-finding delegation will visit Freetown in early November to investigate outstanding allegations around match-fixing. Another delegation will follow to agree a roadmap with clear timeline leading to a long awaited congress where a new executive will be elected.