The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) have rejected Sierra Leone’s appeal to have a ban reverted.
The World’s Football governing body banned the West African country from all football related activities due to government interference.
The government of Sierra Leone decided to remove the country’s FA President Aisha Johassen as well as General Secretary Christopher Kamara from office for alleged corrupt practices.
FIFA upon hearing the news decided to ban Sierra Leone for breaching its code which forbids government interference on its member Associations.
The incident which occurred barely a week before their Cup of Nations qualifier against the Black Stars forced the government of Sierra Leone to write to FIFA requesting and pleading for the ban to be lifted to allow the National team honor the game against Ghana.
A meeting held on Monday saw the West Africans writing officially to FIFA to rescind their decision on the interim to pave way for the game against the Black Stars on Thursday as well as the return leg in Freetown four days later.
FIFA however rejected the proposal insisting the ban would only be withdrawn should the country recall Aisha Johassen and Christopher Kamara back to office.
Furthermore, the two (Aisha Johassen and Christopher Kamara) must officially communicate to FIFA that they have been re-instated into office as required.
The situation means Ghana’s clash against the Leone Stars still remain in huge doubt with just two days to the match.
By Frank Darkwah