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FIFA Accepts Salone’s Apology, but…

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It could be recalled that FIFA recently ordered CAF to cancel the fixtures due to the FIFA ban imposed on Sierra Leone after the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Commission headed by Francis Ben Kaifala suspended the SLFA President, Isha Johansen and General Secretary Christopher Kamara few weeks ago.

In a meeting in Zurich on Wednesday, between the world football governing body and a high-level Sierra Leone delegation led by the Vice President Dr. Mohamed Juldeh Jalloh, it was also agreed that the FIFA ban would be lifted at the end of the ongoing corruption trial against the FA President & General Secretary – whether or not the two are convicted.

It was also agreed that FIFA will send a fact-finding delegation to visit Freetown in early November to investigate outstanding allegations around match-fixing. Another delegation will follow to agree on a roadmap with clear timelines leading to a long overdue congress where a new executive will be elected.

Others in the Sierra Leone delegation included the Attorney General and Minister of Justice Priscilla Schwartz, Ambassador to Switzerland Dr. Lansana Gberie and SLFA President Isha Johansen. FIFA President Infantino, General Secretary Fatima Samoura, FIFA Governance, Finance and Legal officials were all in attendance.

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