“We’ll have to forward this date now to FIFA and they will push it to their executive committee for approval, but we’re confident that the date will be approved (by FIFA)” explained Normalisation Committee Chairman Clinton Urling while addressing the local media.
After the world governing body had installed the five member committee last October, it was stated by Primo Cavaro, FIFA’s Head of Member Association, that the Normalisation Committee, Guyana’s first, will be task to above all, reform the constitution of the GFF and their affiliates and had given a deadline of September 2015 for new elections to be held.
The GFF at their June 26 Extraordinary Congress, adopted a new constitution, paving the way for the Normalisation Committee to now go through the constitutional reform process of all 22 of their affiliates.
“We’ve already distributed the template to the Member Associations (MA’s) and they will have to convene a meeting to adopt that constitution and then have elections” Urling said, while adding “we have about six weeks minimum to issue a formal notice to our members; we haven’t done that as yet, but we had this meeting to come up with the date and we’ll do it all within the specified time”
Urling had met with the Member Associations on Wednesday at the GFF’s Head Office to address the way forward for Congress and it was agreed that November 14 would be ‘D-Day’ football in Guyana.
The former Chairman of the Private Sector Commission told the local media, that “the main two we (GFF) need is for the MA’s to adopt the new constitution and then hold elections and the Normalisation Committee will be the Electoral Committee to supervise all 22 of those elections”.
The first stop for the GFF and their constitution reform team is Linden, where they will meet with the clubs on Wednesday September 9.