Sierra Leone Football Association launches investigation after two matches finished with scores of 95-0 and 91-1

The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) has announced that it has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the outcome of two Premier League football matches which saw over 180 goals scored.

According Africanews, Kahunla Rangers beat Lumbebu United 95-0 while Gulf FC edged Koquima Lebanon 91-1. The winning teams were in contention for promotion and tied on points. So whichever team got promoted, they did it on goal difference.

The country’s football association decided to void the results due to the scoreline. An investigation was also subsequently launched.

“We cannot leave such mediocrity unpunished. Those responsible will have to appear before an anti-corruption commission and will be held accountable,” said Sierra Leone Football Association president Thomas Daddy Brima.

Last year, the Football Association of Ghana also launched an investigation into an allegation of match-fixing involving a Premier League match between Ashantigold SC and Inter Allies FC. The first won by 7 goals to nil. But the country’s football association determined that Ashantigold had compromised the match. Both teams were demoted to the Division Two League in an announcement this year, Ghanaweb reported.

Also a few years ago, there were incidents of uninvestigated scoring in the Nigerian Amateur Division. A 2013 game between Plateau United and Akurba FC ended 79-0. Police Machine FC also scored 67 goals in a game against Babayaro FC.

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