Panafrican News Agency

FIFA freezes the electoral process of the Guinean Football Federation

Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The International Football Federation (FIFA) on Tuesday sent a letter to the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT), asking it to freeze, "until further notice", the election process for a new federation.

A joint FIFA-CAF mission will soon visit the Guinean capital, Conakry, to meet football players and agree on a decision in the direction of "the smooth running" of football, FIFA announced.

According to the FIFA letter, this joint mission will discuss with all stakeholders to assess the situation and provide an overview of the problem before actively intervening to ensure that the electoral process proceeds, in accordance with the requirements imposed on all members.

FIFA was recently informed of the dysfunctions within certain organs of FEGUIFOOT and of possible violations of the statutes and applicable regulations, in relation to the electoral process.

FIFA, represented by its secretary general, Ms. Fatma Samoura, last April, during a videoconference, organized by President Alpha Condé, informed the Guinean government of a possible suspension of the country after the receipt of a letter accusing the president of FEGUIFOOT, Mamadou Antonio Souaré, who had applied for a second term, of several well-founded charges.

The FIFA general secretary explained that Bouba Sampil, president of the Kaloum Sports Association (ASK, League 1), wrote to FIFA to denounce facts and other inconsistencies of Mr. Souaré.

Mr. Souaré had been rejected in Morocco, in April, for the election to a post of the African Football Confederation (CAF) for not having been able to justify his withdrawal from the management of his sports betting company, Guinea Games.