Isha Johansen is set to continue in her post as President of the Sierra Leone Football Association after the High Court in Freetown on Monday cleared her of corruption and mismanagement charges levelled against her by the government.
Johansen and FA Secretary General, Chris Kamara were acquitted and discharged after the government-backed Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) accused them of corruption.
The pair were facing three counts of corruption brought by Sierra Leone’s Anti Corruption Commission, which had set aside both Johansen and Kamara from their SLFA posts.
However Justice Reginald Fynn pronounced the duo not guilty of the charges and set them free from the court case that has halted Sierra football for more than one year.
The ruling will pave the way for Johansen to regain control of the federation and for the FIFA ban on the country to be lifted.
The ACC said during the standoff that under Sierra Leone law, both Johansen and Kamara must vacate their posts until their case on corruption-related charges concludes.
The verdict will bring life into the country’s game following the worldwide ban by FIFA that prevented them from playing in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.