World soccer governing body, FIFA have suspended the Sudanese football association citing government interference in the activities of the SFA.
Following the decree of the undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice of June 2nd, 2017 which is in conflict with art 13 of the FIFA statutes, the Sudan Football Association is suspended in accordance with the decision of the Bureau of the FIFA Council dated 27 June 2017.
The decision was contained in a letter dated 6 July 2017 and signed by FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura.
As a result, three Sudanese clubs, El Hilal, El Merreikh in the Total CAF Champions League and Al Hilal Obeid in the Total CAF Confederation Cup are disqualified from the two competitions.
The suspension will be lifted only when the decree is declared null or void and the board of directors of the SFA with its President. Dr. Mutasim Gaafar Sir Elkhatim is reinstated.