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23.08.2020 Africa Sports

Fifa Intervenes In Ivorian Election Squabble

By AFP
Didier Drogba © Gallo Images
LISTEN AUG 23, 2020
Didier Drogba © Gallo Images

Fifa has ordered the cancellation of a general assembly of the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) which had been called to vote on replacing the commission handling a presidential election, AFP learned on Sunday.

The vote has turned into a soap opera marred by incessant infighting, attracting international attention because FIF had appeared to be trying to freeze out Didier Drogba as a potential candidate.

A FIF emergency committee ruled the electoral commission was "suspended for serious shortcomings" and scheduled an extraordinary general meeting on August 29 to install another commission.

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