FIFA to run crisis-hit Cameroon football federation

FIFA to run crisis-hit Cameroon football federation

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Aug 25, 2017. 14:00

The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) has disclosed that it has appointed a Normalisation Committee to run the Cameroonian Football Association (FECAFOOT).

The decision was taken by FIFA in connection with the confirmation by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) of the decision of the “Chambre de Conciliation et d’Arbitrage du Comité Olympique et Sportif du Cameroun” (CCA/CNOSC) to annul the electoral process leading to the election of the current FECAFOOT executive committee in 2015 and following recent failed attempts by FIFA to reconcile the football stakeholders in Cameroon and overcome the current impasse.

According to FIFA the committee’s mandate will include the following tasks:

- To run the daily affairs of FECAFOOT;
- To draft new statutes in consultation with all stakeholders and in compliance with FIFA’s Statutes and standards as well as mandatory national law;
- To review the statutes of the regional and departmental leagues and ensure their alignment with the FECAFOOT statutes;
- To identify the delegates of the FECAFOOT general assembly and of the regional and departmental leagues;
- To organise and conduct elections of a new FECAFOOT executive committee.

A another FIFA statement read: "The normalisation committee will be composed of an adequate number of members to be identified by a joint FIFA and CAF mission scheduled to take place very shortly.

"The committee will act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections.

"The specified period of time during which the normalisation committee shall perform its functions shall expire no later than 28 February 2018."

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