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Mali Asserts Right To Reform National Football Body Despite FIFA Suspension

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 20 / 17

Mali "will reform its national football authority and not be swayed by its suspension by FIFA," Minister of Sport Housseïni Amion Guindo said, according to Adama Diarra of REUTERS. FIFA blocked Mali from int'l football on Friday after Guindo sacked the exec committee, following "allegations of ...

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