FIFA has banned Benin Republic from global football after a court ruling in the country blocked upcoming elections.
The Benin Football Federation (FBF) is not a separate entity indeed as the court interfered in their activities.
A court ruling in Benin on Wednesday, May 4 locked the FBF from holding their presidential elections.
The ban will be lifted once a new Executive Committee has been installed. The decision was made at the inaugural FIFA Council meeting being held in Mexico.
FIFA press released statement reads “The Benin Football Association (FBF) was suspended with immediate effect due to a recent injunction by a local judicial court which impeded the holding of the due election,”
Gianni Infantino led FIFA made the decision at the inaugural Council meeting in Mexico
Benin will now miss the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Equatorial Guinea in June