World football regulatory body FIFA has lifted the suspension of Mali Football Association (FEMAFOOT), according to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
FIFA banned them due to government interference in football – an issue the body takes very serious.
The Sports Minister of the African side Housseini Amion had dissolved the executive committee of FEMAFOOT. He then proceeded to appoint a provisional committee and gave them the mandate to run elections within a year.
FIFA suspended the body, asking that the board and management of FEMAFOOT be restored
“No team from Mali of any sort including clubs can take part in international competitions as of 17 March 2017 and until the suspension is lifted. This also means that neither FEMAFOOT nor any of its members or officials may benefit from any development programme, course or training from FIFA or the Confederation of African football,” a statement from FIFA had read. (more…)