FIFA, CONCACAF unhappy with GFF Congress Proceedings

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Joesph Hamilton speaks to the media after the walk out
Joesph Hamilton speaks to the media after the walk out

[www.inewsguyana.com] – FIFA and COCACAF (Confederation of Central American and Caribbean Associations of Football) are unhappy with the state of the sport locally following observations made during the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Congress on Saturday, April 26.

A source close to the high ranking team indicated that they are not at all pleased as to the manner in which the ordinary congress of the sport was handled and has urged all parties to ‘pull their socks up’.

The team includes CONCACAF’s Director of Legal Affairs Marco Leal, FIFA’s Developmental Officer Howard McIntosh and CONCACAF’s Legal Advisor Bruce Blake.

Meanwhile, the Congress ended with little or nothing really achieved in terms of the sport’s development.

Held at the regency hotel on Hadfield Street, the congress chose to lay their no confidence motion against the current President Christopher Matthias as the first order of business.

This led to several back and forth between associations and at one time led to the walk out of the electoral committee, which included Parliamentary Secretary in the Health Ministry, Joseph Hamilton, as Chairman while Guyana Olympic Association Vice-President Charles Corbin is the Deputy Chairman.

Euclin Gomes, an Attorney-at-law is another member of the committee, while fellow Attorney, Dawn Holder is the alternate.

The Electoral Committee Stages a Walkout
The Electoral Committee Stages a Walkout

Eventually, the team returned with even more bickering, much to the evident displeasure of the FIFA and COCACAF representatives. According to reports, the initial filing of the no confidence motion was not done in accordance with the GFF constitutional mandates and that is what stemmed the arguments.

Among the things left undone at the Congress is the election of two Vice Presidents as well as the presentation of the sport’s audited reports from 1998 to 2012, as well as minor issues with the goal project.

 

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