“Our appeal has been rejected,” He told Reuters.
“It is not what we were hoping for, especially since this now means the CAF match won’t be happening. FIFA told us that Isha’s reinstatement was a prerequisite for our suspension being lifted, and when we told them she had not returned to work, they denied us.”
Mazzola Kamara said that the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission will not reverse their decision to sack Johansen and SLFA general secretary Christopher Kamara over allegations of match-fixing involving the national team.
Meanwhile both Johansen and Christopher Kamara have denied any wrongdoing during their time running the football affairs in the country.
“The Anti-Corruption Commission will not stand for its judgement to be circumvented by FIFA or anyone else. Now we just need to wait and see what happens,” Mazzola Kamara said “But Isha won’t be reinstated, so the CAF match is definitely not happening. It’s unfortunate but it is what it is.”
Sierra Leone have three points from their opening two games in Group F but they stand a high risk of losing 3 points provided the game fails to come off although (CAF) is yet to confirm whether Ghana will be awarded a win for Thursday’s match.
The Black Stars of Ghana have already held two training sessions ahead of Thursday’s clash which looks unlikely to happen.