The government of Sierra Leone has settled to reinstate deposed FA president Isha Johansen to her seat as the Football world governing body FIFA issued a ban on the West African member state after warning the government not to get involved with football matters
The ban last week came with mixed feelings amongst football loving fans. In an emergency meeting at State House on Monday October 8, chaired by the Chief Minister, the embattled SLFA President Isha Johansen and secretary general Chris Kamara have accepted to step aside, until the ACC proceedings are completed.
A letter has also been prepared by both of them, together with current Vice President Brima Mazzolla Kamara and Secretary General, Abdul Rahman Swarray, to be dispatched to FIFA in light of Monday’s developments.
The Chief Minister will also lead a high-powered delegation of the sports minister, Ibrahim Nyelenkeh; Isha Johansen, Chris Kamara and key stake holders, sponsored by government to the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland where it is expected that FIFA will be told on no uncertain terms that Sierra Leone is a Sovereign state and her laws must be followed.
Ghana’s Black Stars are scheduled to host Leone Stars on Thursday October 11,2018 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, with the return leg in Freetown on Monday October 15,2018.
Both teams are currently in camp undergoing intensive training. It is not known what FIFA’s response will be.