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The Sudan Football Association (SFA) suspension case, by FIFA in international football, has been taken to the Court Arbitration of Sports (CAS).

Abdul Rahman Al Katim, a former Army officer and winner of the Sudan Football Association Presidential polls of April 30th has accused FIFA of unfairly suspending his country.

The Al Katim led executive announced this decision courtesy of their Official spokeperson, Sword Ibrahim. He says that the “development group” as they call themselves want their legitimacy membership be reinstalled–using it’s lawyers and CAS.

The group is reportedly to have assigned Germany lawyers to handle the case and all the documents comfirming their legitimacy have been submitted to CAS.

Meanwhile, the recognised by FIFA, Sudan Football Football Association President Muttasim Gaafar has denied being held responsible for the country’s suspension.

Sudan Football Association Delegation with FIFA General Secretary Fatima Soumara at the 2017 FIFA Congress in Bahrain.

Gaafar told a local Television station that, he tried to advice the Ministry of Youth and Sports in regards to the implications of kicking him out of office.

“We recieved the FIFA Communique of suspending the SFA. We sought to avoid this dicision and have been warning them since April,” he said.

“We have made efforts so that we do not arrive at this decision and even accepted reconciliation initiative launched by the first Vice President of the Republic to remove tension.

“The group has always sought of confusion, saying that we have addressed FIFA with misleading and incorrect information. We gave them an opportunity to meet with FIFA delegations and provided them with all the information but they refused,” said Gaafar.

The world governing body announced that it has suspended the Sudan Football Association from international football, citing government interference.

African football writer, covering the game across the continent. Covered the U-20 Africa Cup of the Nations, in Zambia.

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