Former Sierra Leonean veteran international player, 35 year-old defender Kewullay Conteh is now serving a 20-month worldwide ban after he was found guilty of involving in match-fixing relating to the 2011 Italian football scandal.
According to reports, the ban took effect last June but it’s only now it has been sanctioned by World’s Football governing body, FIFA who notified the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) some days ago.
Kewullay Conteh had been accused of agreeing to fix a number of Serie B football games by receiving bribes, while at AlbinoLeffe (2007-2009) together with teammates Filippo Carobbio, Paolo Acerbis and Joelson.
He was among 70 players and officials who were found guilty, including a Cameroonian out of 106 who were being investigated by the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC).
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has now extended the sanctions of the players worldwide after they were officially informed about the disciplinary actions by FIGC.
Conteh who has made many appearances for Sierra Leone last played for Leone Stars against Niger in March 2011 in a 2012 African Cup of Nations qualifying match in Niamey.
He was part of the Leone Stars team which represented Sierra Leone at the 1996 African Cup of Nations finals in South Africa in 1996.