Sierra Leone Match-Fixing Inquiry Commences

On the 13th of April 2016 at the Sierra Leone Football Association Secretariat Conference Hall, Chairman of the Match-Fixing Commission, Rtd Major Palo Conteh together with the Legal Counsel to the three-man committee, Lawyer Drucil Taylor held a press conference informing the media about the commencement of the long awaited and much speculated match-fixing allegations and inquiry which was to follow.

After being appointed in accordance with Article 55 of the SLFA Statutes since March 2015, the Investigating Committee declared that “ten persons of interest have been served sermon and the opportunity to respond to allegations of match fixing and match manipulations”

The Chairman went on to state that the investigations have been divided into five phases and in so doing, the committee has identified and highlighted matches, which, based on evidence gathered had match fixing and match manipulation contents.

“The delay of convening the inquiry earlier”, he said “was due to the Ebola crisis and the careful considerations the committee needed to exercise in gathering evidences”.

Chairman Palo Conteh however promised that the investigations would be completed in the shortest possible time.

The official Committee Press release will follow soon.

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