A scandal in African football has become relevant in the last few hours. Two Sierra Leone Rise teams seeking to secure qualification for the Nati
they investigate the arrangement of two games that ended 91-1 and 95-0
A scandal in African football has become relevant in the last few hours. Two Sierra Leone Rise teams seeking to secure qualification for the National Playoffs were the protagonists of an embarrassing event. Sierra Leonean soccer fans, even of the teams that won, are still outraged by these unreal results where they scored… 187 goals in two games.
Gulf FC’s 91-1 win against Ququima Lebanon on the one hand and Kahunla Rangers’ 95-0 win over Lumbebu United in the Eastern Regional Super 10 League ultimately led to an investigation.
In this rare occurrence in Africa, Kahunla’s men led the first 45 minutes 2-0 before scoring more than 70 goals in the second half, in a bid to overtake rivals Gulf FC, who were themselves beating rivals 10-1 in the 55th minute of the match.
One of the referees in charge of dispensing justice in Gulf – Ququima, made the decision to leave the field after the paper. The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) issued a statement revealing that it maintains a zero tolerance against match-fixing in any form and any party found guilty will face the full weight of the law.
This organization stated that it will comply with all the rules established by FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) while the investigations continue, but assured the general public of its intention to get to the root of the results of the match. A similar event had already happened in South Africa, where the clubs involved in the arrangement were punished.
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The apologies of Eric Kaitel, CEO of Kahunla Rangers on the result of the match
“I want to start by apologizing to the fans and lovers of general football in the country and the world in general, for the strange result of the game of my club Kahunla Rangers. Yesterday I was at the Kenema City pitch to watch the match between Lumbebu vs Kahunla Rangers.
I witnessed the first half of the match when my club (Kahunla Rangers) was leading by two goals, at the end of the first half of the match. I tried to get there to find out about the result in Kono and to my dismay Gulf was already beating Koquioma Lebanon 7-1.
I was surprised to hear such strange information considering the fact that Koquoima is not an underdog team that will bow easily to the Gulf. I left the Kenema City field dejected and went home to take a nap.
I was shocked to wake up at night to see a bunch of missed calls and messages on my mobile phones. It was then that I became aware of the manifestation of such a strange act. I want to firmly state that I strongly condemn this unsportsmanlike behavior displayed by my team and the other teams involved. This behavior goes against the principles of SLFA, CAF and FIFA in general.
With this, I am creating a Committee to investigate the entire team, including technical staff and executive members. Anyone who finds himself desiring will be delta with what corresponds. Finally, I want to apologize to all football-loving fans and football stakeholders for the unprofessional behavior of my club.
ERIC KAITEL CEO of Kahunla Rangers»
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