FIFA has informed Sierra Leone’s Football Association that Kewullay Conteh an international footballer in Italy’s Serie A can not play the game for 20 months. . The 35-year-old is among 70 players and officials and 4 others banned for match fixing in Italy as part of an investigation that began in 2011. Conteh is guilty for match fixing matches he played in Serie B’s Albino Leffe from 2007-2009.
This scandal has affected footballers in Sierra Leone, Cameroon, Korea and elsewhere.
Back in the 1995 Conteh was the first Sierra Leonean to play in Italy’s Sierie A when he signed with Atalanta. He only had 2 appearances with this side but he’s played European football ever since.
In 1996 when Sierra Leone made its last African Nations Cup appearance, Conteh was part of that squad. He’ll be eligible to return to the sport in 2014.