The Normalisation Committee of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) sought clarification from the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and CONCACAF on the local clubs that were eligible to participate in the 2016 CFU Club Championships and was given a response by CONCACAF’s Director of Competitions Mr. Horace Reid who confirmed that the 2013-2014 Winners would not qualify according to the CFU regulations.
Reid also noted that since Guyana does not have a league champion no clubs from any other competition is eligible to participate.
He noted, however, that on completion of the STAG Elite League in 2016, Guyana would be able to participate in the 2017 CFU Club Championships.
Guyana’s previous top league was completed in January 2014 and none was restarted as a result of the Federation being embroiled in administrative turmoil, which led to FIFA installing a Normalisation Committee to run the affairs of the Federation in October 2014.
The Elite League was restarted in September 2015 with many of the Clubs having to meet rigorous Club Licensing requirements to participate.