Monday, December 9

Sierre Leone faces FIFA ban amid match-fixing accusations

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Sierra Leone’s international football team face a ban from FIFA competitions after country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) raided the offices of its football association.

After threatening the raid last week, the ACC asked Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) president Isha Johansen resign over allegations of match-fixing involving the national team.

Johansen and her secretary general Chris Kamara have now been banned from the SLFA offices by anti-corruption officials despite both denying any wrongdoing.

“Staff at the SLFA offices have been warned not to have any business with Johansen and Kamara and not to allow them into the secretariat,” ACC official Alhassan Kargbo told BBC Sport.

FIFA is also currently conducting its own investigation into the match-fixing allegations, looking at matches as far back as a World Cup qualifier against South Africa in 2008,.

Meanwhile elections at the FA have been delayed due in part to a resistance to integrity checks that FIFA wants carried out on those who intend to stand for positions.

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