Fifa threatens Togo with international ban

October 14, 2010

Football’s governing body Fifa has threatened Togo with an international ban unless its federation holds elections by early November.

The announcement comes weeks after it was discovered that a “fake” Togo side played Bahrain in an international friendly.

Fifa has said it has accepted a request from the Togolese FA (FTF) to extend the deadline for elections, but said no more extensions would be granted.

Fifa released a statement saying: “The [Fifa] emergency committee has made it clear that if elections are not held by 6 November for whatever reason, the FTF will be automatically suspended.

“In addition, the FTF has been requested to send Fifa a new schedule for the elections as soon as possible.”