The blackstars of Ghana would have to wait a little longer to get into the good books of Ghanaians since CAF has cancelled Ghana’s 2019 AFCON qualifier against Sierra Leone scheduled for thursday.
Football’s governing body FIFA, suspended Sierra Leone last week due to government interference.
Following the suspension, Sierra Leone authorities petitioned FIFA to get the ban lifted but they however missed a Tuesday deadline to reinstate ousted football association president Isha Johansen, who is accused of corruption by government officials.
Reacting to the suspension, Sierra Leone Football Association president Brima Mazzola Kamara, who replaced Johansen said their appeal had been rejected.
“It is not what we were hoping for, especially since this now means the CAF match won’t be happening. FIFA told us that Isha’s reinstatement was a prerequisite for our suspension being lifted, and when we told them she had not returned to work, they denied us.” – he told Reuters.
Mazzola Kamara said that the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission will not resend its decision of sacking former president Isha Johansen and SLFA general secretary Christopher Kamara over allegations of match-fixing involving the national team.