Over one billion dollars passed through previous administration hands -GFF

- says previous administration received US$1.2m for switched Mexico game

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) yesterday approved the setting up of an Integrity Commission to look into the over one billions dollars which the previous administration received from FIFA through the annual subvention.

This was disclosed by GFF president Christopher Matthias at a press conference yesterday held in the Rupununi Room of the Tower Hotel.

Christopher Matthias
Christopher Matthias

According to Matthias at yesterday’s GFF Ordinary Congress, approval was given by the participating associations for the establishment of an integrity committee to examine the conduct of the previous administration.

“It was agreed upon that an Integrity Committee will be commissioned to investigate and pronounce on the conduct of the past administration with regards to the management of the resources to develop football.  “Particular emphasis will be placed on the Goal Project, the US$1.2 million dollar switched Mexico match and as well as all other FIFA resources that were used for the development of the discipline.”

According to Matthias anomalies, with regards to the Goal Project were discovered. As such, he said, the Goal Project committee will be reviewing the project documents before transferring them to the world body for assessment.

“Quite a lot of anomalies turning up, in these documents they were no construction specifications or timeline of completion for the project. It was also discovered through other documentation that over a period of 15 years, over one billion, three hundred and twenty one million dollars went through the GFF and we have nothing to show for it. This was described by some sections of the gathering as an atrocity,” disclosed Matthias.

Matthias said that a forensic audit which will be conducted by Ram and McRae Chartered Accountants is expected to commence next week to find all anomalies and irregularities of years past.

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