The World football governing body, FIFA has slammed a ban on Chad from football related activities until further notice.
The decision was reached by the Bureau of the Fifa Council today Wednesday, April 7, and it takes effect immediately.
Recall that in December 2020, Fifa had played down a request from the country’s ministry of sports to dissolve the Chadian Football Federation.
Last month, March 10, the Chadian minister for youth and sports issued a statement to prevent the Chadian Football Association, FTFA, from performing its obligatory duties due to a dispute between both parties.
CAF then stepped in and suspended Chad from participating in the Africa Cup of Nations qualification race, just a few days ahead of their fixtures against Namibia and Mali, following the sport Minister’s actions.
FIFA has been involved and have banned the country henceforth.
A statement from FIFA says the ban was sequel to the government interference in the football operations of the country but disclosed that the suspension will be reversed as soon as the relevant government decisions have been settled.
“The Bureau of the Fifa Council decided to suspend the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) with immediate effect due to government interference,” a statement from the Fifa website read.
“The suspension was prompted by the recent decisions of Chadian government authorities to permanently withdraw the powers delegated to the FTFA, establish a national committee for the temporary management of football and seize control of the FTFA’s premises.
“The suspension will be lifted once the relevant government decisions have been repealed and the FTFA and its management, led by president Moctar Mahamoud Hamid, have confirmed to Fifa that the FTFA premises are again under its control.”