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Sierra Leone ban lifted by world governing body Fifa

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The move comes a week after Sierra Leone FA (SLFA) president Isha Johansen was cleared of corruption following a long-running court case.

Sierra Leone was banned last October due to third-party interference in the running of the country’s FA

This is very good news for Sierra Leone and Sierra Leone football,” Johansen told BBC Sport.

Our football family will embrace one another once again, and focus on one agenda – which is putting Sierra Leone first.

Sierra Leone’s ban saw them disqualified from the qualifying campaign for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

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