FIFA/CONCACAF officials begin talks today

The team of Federation International de Football Association’s (FIFA) and the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean (CONCACAF) officials who are here to iron out the dispute between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) will meet with the two sides this morning.

Stabroek Sports understands that the FIFA/CONCACAF team will meet with the GFF at 10.30am and with the GFA at 11.30am. They will then meet with the two sides at 2pm. All talks will be held at the Le Meridien Pegasus Hotel.

 Noel Adonis
Noel Adonis
 Marco Leal
Marco Leal
Jeffrey Webb
Jeffrey Webb

The FIFA/CONCACAF team comprises Marco Leal —, FIFA Legal Officer, Jeffrey Webb – President of CONCACAF, Felicitas Colombo – Director of Public Affairs, Thierry Regenass – FIFA Director of Members Association and Bruce Blake FIFA Member of Legal Committee.

Leal, who arrived in Guyana Tuesday night met with General Secretary of the GFF, Noel Adonis, yesterday morning to arrive at the agenda for the remainder of the visit.

The team also met late last night at the Pegasus Hotel where the itinerary was finalized.
According to Deputy General Secretary of the GFF George Rutherford, a proposed agenda was sent to FIFA for consideration prior to the arrival of the team, but no response was received.

Webb Stabroek Sport understands, arrived in Guyana at around 3.50pm yesterday while the remaining officials also arrived yesterday.

The FIFA and CONCACAF officials are in Guyana to meet with local football representatives to help find a resolution to the impasse between the GFF and the GFA which has seen the GFA take the GFF to court seeking the restoration of their voting rights which had been taken away by the GFF.

This has resulted in a fractured football community which was evident by the fact that there were two end of year football competitions both held on the  same playing days one run by the GFA and the other held under the supervision of the GFF.

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