Panafrican News Agency

FIFA sends mission to Guinea

Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - A delegation of football's governing body, the International Football Federation (FIFA), arrived on Sunday in Conakry for a five-day working visit, a statement from the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT)  announced.

It said that the delegation, composed of Celine Zigaul, Leo Gruter and Elhadj Diop, will work on "the evaluation of the work of governance" of the FEGUIFOOT and the review of projects funded by FIFA.

The FIFA team will visit some of the sites developed with the help of world football's governing body and development partners, notably the elite academies located in Nongo, on the outskirts of the capital, and Kindia, some 133km from Conakry.

They will also meet with officials from the French Development Agency (AFD) and the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Plan International.

FIFA has sent several missions to the country to discuss the establishment of a new executive board of FEGUIFOOT, after finding anomalies, before suspending the national football body until further notice.

In early December, a four-member normalisation committee (CONOR) was set up to replace FEGUIFOOT following a decision by FIFA, which suspended the election of a new executive in May because of several anomalies it had noted.

The main tasks of CONOR will be to manage the day-to-day business of FEGUIFOOT, to determine, in cooperation with the FIFA administration, whether specific provisions of the federation's statutes or electoral code need to be amended in view of the electoral procedure.

-0- PANA AC/JSG/BBA/MA 31Jan2022