FIFA Names Integrity Task Force for Sierra Leone

In a letter dated 31st August 2017 and addressed to the General Secretary of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), FIFA has named four people, who will provide assistance to the SLFA in the implementation of integrity tests on all “potential delegates” as stated in the MoU signed by FIFA, SLFA and the Ministry of Sports last November.

The FIFA letter signed by Mr Veron Mosengo-Omba, FIFA Director of Member Associations, Africa-Caribbean states: "As indicated in my letter dated 3rd August 2017, we would like to inform you that the following persons will be composing the Task Force; Mr Musa Bility (Chairman of the Task Force) - CAF Executive Committee Member and President of Liberia FA; Mr Drucil Taylor - SLFA Representative; Mr Veron Mosengo-Omba - FIFA Director of Member Associations, Africa-Caribbean and Mr Solomon Mudege - FIFA Manager Development Programs for Africa”.

The Minister of Sports, Hon. Ahmed Khanou is yet to recommend a representative from the Ministry of Sports despite being notified over a month ago. However, the Minister has reportedly stated on several local radio programs that he was going to be the ministry’s representative in that committee. 

According to the letter, the Task Force will be in Freetown, Sierra Leone “in the month of September 2017. We will get in touch with you shortly to fix the exact date of the meeting."

“The objective of the first meeting is to assess the current Situation and discuss next steps to address the abovementioned issues in view of, inter alia, paving the way for a timely holding of SLFA elections. As an outcome of the meeting, the Task Force will produce a report for the attention of the FlFA Member Associations’ Committee,” the letter stated.

In its conclusion, the FIFA letter stated: “We take note with satisfaction that the latest ruling of the Sierra Leone High Court appears to have removed the interlocutory injunction against four members of the SLFA executive committee, including its President Ms Isha Johansen, and confirmed the process put in place by FIFA”.

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