Coun­tries over al­leged cor­rup­tion

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who was last week ac­cused of al­leged cor­rupt prac­tices and em­bez­zle­ment of the as­so­ci­a­tion’s funds, is be­ing chal­lenged by Al­bert Mwana­funzi in the elec­tion that was ini­tially sched­uled for Septem­ber 10.

In an­other de­vel­op­ment, Liberia Foot­ball As­so­ci­a­tion (LBA) pres­i­dent Musa Bil­ity has been ap­pointed by Fifa to head an in­tegrity task force to clear the path for pres­i­den­tial elec­tions in neigh­bour­ing Sierra Leone.

Musa, a Caf ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber, will lead a five-man del­e­ga­tion com­pris­ing Fifa direc­tor of mem­ber as­so­ci­a­tions Veron Mosengo Omba, Fifa man­ager of de­vel­op­ment pro­grammes for Africa Solomon Mudege, and Sierra Leone FA rep­re­sen­ta­tive Dru­cil Tay­lor.

The Sierra Leone Min­istry of Sports has yet to sub­mit its choice of rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the re­main­ing slot on the task force, whose work will pave the way for SLFA elec­tions.

The body’s man­date will be to carry out in­tegrity tests on all po­ten­tial can­di­dates in the forth­com­ing SLFA elec­tion as stated in an MOU doc­u­mented and signed last year by Fifa, the SLFA and Min­istry of Sports.

“The ob­jec­tive of the first meet­ing is to as­sess the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion and dis­cuss next steps to ad­dress the above men­tioned is­sues in view of in­ter alia, pav­ing the way for a timely hold­ing of SLFA elec­tion,” said Bil­ity.

Mean­while, an­other nor­mal­i­sa­tion com­mit­tee has been ap­pointed by Fifa to take con­trol of foot­ball in Cameroon, some­thing that has been blamed for the ca­pit­u­la­tion of the In­domitable Lions in re­cent weeks.

In an at­tempt to avoid a lead­er­ship vac­uum in Cameroon, the nor­mal­i­sa­tion com­mit­tee has been tasked with the daily run­ning of the Fed­er­a­tion of Cameroo­nian Foot­ball (Fe­cafoot) and to draft new statutes in con­sul­ta­tion with all stake­hold­ers.

The com­mit­tee has been fur­ther tasked to iden­tify del­e­gates of the Fe­cafoot gen­eral sssem­bly and of the re­gional and de­part­men­tal leagues and or­gan­i­sa­tion to con­duct elec­tions of the new Fe­cafoot ex­ec­u­tive.

The com­mit­tee will also act as an elec­toral com­mit­tee and none of its mem­bers will be el­i­gi­ble for any of the open po­si­tions in the elec­tions.

The re­cent failed at­tempts by Fifa to rec­on­cile the war­ring foot­ball stake­hold­ers in Cameroon and over­come the cur­rent im­passe since the dis­puted elec­tion of Tombi a Roko Sidiki three years ago led to the for­mu­la­tion of this com­mit­tee.

PIC­TURES: EPA

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