Matthias no longer President of Football Federation

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CONCACAF official Marco Leal (left) and FIFA's Head of Member Associations Primo Corvaro during the press conference.
CONCACAF official Marco Leal (left) and FIFA’s Head of Member Associations Primo Corvaro during the press conference.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The now former President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Christopher Matthias was ousted by FIFA on Tuesday evening (October 21) after a special organized meeting held by FIFA’s Head of Member Associations Primo Corvaro at the Pegasus Hotel.

Due to the current state of the game, the decision was made by FIFA and CONCACAF to replace Matthias with a Normalization Committee.

The Committee will be tasked with establishing constitutional reforms of all the constitutions of the nine regional associations as well as to adopt a new GFF constitution and amend the current one, to organize electoral process and run the business of the GFF.

However, the committee according to Corvaro will be made up of five locals that all will be new to sport. The names of the persons will be released in three days.

“The lack of quorum paralyzed the GFF. We at FIFA and CONCACAF tried to fill the vacancies and find solutions and twice failed due to the legitimacy surrounding the delegates,” Corvaro stated.

Christopher Matthias
Christopher Matthias

Matthias was slapped with a no-confidence vote on April 26 which caused a walkout of association namely the Georgetown Football Association (GFA), Guyana Football Coaches Association (GFCA), East Coast Football Association (ECFA), National Women’s Football Association (NWFA), Guyana Football Referees Council (GFRC) and East Demerara Football Association (EDFA). This caused a chain reaction that resulted in the decision by FIFA and CONCAF.

It is also prudent to note that in normal circumstances, the GFF might have faced suspension first instead of the Normalized Committee.

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