The Sierra Leone Football Association is investigating possible match fixing after two First Division club matches ended 95-0 and 91-1 in what authorities labelled impractical results.
In the first match, Kahula Rangers beat Lumbenbu United 95-0.
In another shocking result, Koquima Lebanon lost 91-1 to Gulf FC.
Following the unusual results, the local football governing body issued a statement saying that it has launched an investigation concerning the impractical results. This comes at a time when millions of Africans are now exposed to unregulated sport betting.
The situation in Sierra Leone is made all the more head-spinning by the fact that the half-time scores were only 2-0 and 7-1 respectively, which means second-half chaos of 93-0 and 84-0.
Kahunla Rangers chief executive Eric Kaitell has since issued a public statement in which he also condemned the ‘awkward’ results:
I want to start by apologising to the football fans in the country and the world at large for the odd match result of my club Kahunla Rangers.
I want to state firmly that I strongly condemn such unsportsmanlike behaviour displayed by my team, and the other teams involved.
I’m setting up a committee to investigate the whole team including the technical staff and the executive members, and whoever is found wanting will be dealt with accordingly.
@SLFA_sl investigates impractical match results from two 1st-Division matches in the ongoing Eastern Regional Super 10 League. pic.twitter.com/UtsFBrQAdu
— Sierra Leone Football Association (@SLFA_sl) July 4, 2022