FIFA tightens grip on Africa with normalisation committees in Chad and Guinea

November 30 – FIFA has appointed normalisation committees in Chad and Guinea, the latest two African countries unable to run their own footballing affairs. The FIFA-appointed officials will oversee elections in both national associations.

The normalisation committee is expected to carry out its functions in Guinea by the end of June next year, while the mandate in Chad expires on November 15, 2022 at the latest.

FIFA said it was intervening in Guinea after “a series of irregularities” during the electoral process of the Guinean Football Federation (FGF).

The committee will run the daily affairs of the FGF and decide if changes need to be made to the organisation’s statutes and electoral code before holding new elections.

FIFA will also supervise elections for a new executive committee for the Federation of Chad Football Associations (FTFA) after observing the “inability of the local football governing bodies” to do so in accordance with its requirements.

Chad were readmitted to international football only last month after FIFA lifted a suspension imposed in April for government interference.

The country was disqualified from the final two rounds of qualifying matches for January’s Africa Cup of Nations after the government dissolved the FTFA.

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