FIFA Appoints Normalisation Committee To Oversee Ivory Coast Football Association

FIFA Appoints Normalisation Committee To Oversee Ivory Coast Football Association

By Amaechi Agbo

World football governing body, FIFA Thursday appointed a Normalisation Committee to take charge of the affairs of Ivorian Football Association (FIF), Bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.

The appointment of the committee was part of decision reached by the Bureau of the FIFA Council

Although FIFA did not disclose the number of membership of the committee, it however noted that its mandate will expire on 31 December 2021.

FIFA added that the committee will serve as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for the positions to be filled during the elections.

“The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to appoint a normalisation committee for FIF pursuant to art. 8 par. 2 of the FIFA Statutes. This decision is the result of the failure of the country’s football governing bodies to carry out an electoral process for a new Executive Committee in accordance with the statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to all FIFA member associations.

“After several months of engaging with FIF, the failure was attributed to inherent weaknesses in the association’s governance structures and processes, including contradictions in the FIF Statutes and Electoral Code that have yet to be resolved, and which significantly impacted the flawed electoral process conducted. It was further taken into account the fact that the mandate of the executive had already ended,” FIFA said

The mandate of the normalisation committee will include the following tasks:

To run FIF’s daily affairs;

To partially review the FIF Statutes and Electoral Code (where necessary for elections) to ensure their compliance with the FIFA Statutes and requirements, and to ensure their adoption by the FIF General Assembly;

To review the statutes of some stakeholders; and

As a last step, to act as an electoral committee in order to organise and conduct elections of a new FIF Executive Committee based on the newly aligned FIF Statutes and Electoral Code.

The normalisation committee will consist of a suitable number of members, who will be designated jointly by FIFA and CAF. All members of the normalisation committee will be subject to an eligibility check carried out by the FIFA Review Committee in accordance with the FIFA Governance Regulations.

The committee will serve as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for the positions to be filled during the elections.

Its mandate will expire on 31 December 2021.

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