And finally… numbers game

An investigation into suspected match-fixing is under way in Sierra Leone after two football games ended with scores of 95-0 and 91-1.

The simultaneous matches, which have been annulled, saw Kahunla Rangers triumph over Lumbebu United and Gulf FC humiliate Koquima Lebanon in the biggest football wins in the country’s history.

The vast majority of the staggering 187 goals were scored in the second half, with the half-time scores being just 2-0 and 7-1 respectively, BBC Sport Africa reports.

Thomas Daddy Brima, president of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA), said: “We can’t stand by and see an embarrassing situation like this go unpunished.

“We’re going to launch an immediate investigation and bring to book all those responsible for this mediocrity.

“All those found guilty will be dealt with in accordance with the SLFA laws, and will also be handed over to the country’s anti-corruption commission.”

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