FIFA Emergency Committee Decides On Several Normalization Committees


The FIFA Emergency Committee on Friday took a series of decisions concerning FIFA member associations.

Under the circumstances, which resulted from the recent indictment by US authorities of the president of the Honduran FA (FENAFUTH), Mr Alfredo Hawit, the president of the Guatemalan Football Association (FEDEFUT), Mr Brayan Jimenez, and a member of the FEDEFUT Executive Committee, Mr Hector Trujillo, FIFA said the Emergency Committee has decided, in accordance with article 33 of the FIFA Statutes and in consultation with CONCACAF, to nominate normalization committees for the respective member associations.

The normalization committees will be made up of five members to be identified by FIFA and CONCACAF in the near future and whose tasks will be to run the daily business of FENAFUTH and FEDEFUT respectively, to revise their statutes in order to bring them in line with the FIFA Standard Statutes, and to organize elections accordingly.

The mandates of the respective normalization committees will last until September 30, 2016. The members of the normalization committees will not be eligible for any of the open positions.

In addition, the FIFA Emergency Committee has decided to extend the mandate of the normalization committee of the Football Association of Maldives (FAM) until 31 March 2016 so as to enable FAM to adopt new statutes and complete the registration process of its statutes with the authorities, as well as to organize an elective congress.

It was also decided to replace two members of the normalization committees of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) following the resignation of Mr Chaiprasit and Mr Vadhanasara.

Furthermore, FIFA said it was decided to remove two members, Mr Médard Sessinou and Mr Laurent Houngnibo, from the normalization committee of the Benin Football Association and to allow the normalization committee to continue with five members.

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