FIFA and CONCACAF completed a two-day mission in Guyana this week as part of the consultation process to revise the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) statutes, in order to align the GFF’s code of governance with the global and regional governing bodies of football.
The visit followed a letter from FIFA in May, which informed the GFF that it was obliged to update its statutes this year, alongside all of FIFA’s 211 member associations, to meet the mandatory requirements of the higher governing bodies.
“We were delighted to welcome the delegation from FIFA and CONCACAF this week to work towards aligning our statutes with FIFA and CONCACAF in the interests of good governance and accountability,” said GFF President Wayne Forde.
“We look forward to continuing this work through to fruition this year,” Forde said.
During their visit, FIFA Member Association Manager Sofia Malizia and One CONCACAF Manager Howard McIntosh met with the GFF Executive Committee, members of the GFF General Council, the GFF attorney and a newly-formed Statutes Revision Committee.
FIFA and CONCACAF will continue to support the GFF through the revision process by working closely with the Statutes Review Committee and the GFF General Council in the coming weeks.