FIFA appoints team to take over TTFA's affairs
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The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) in accordance with article 8, paragraph 2 of the FIFA Statutes.
The decision follows the recent FIFA/Concacaf fact-finding mission to Trinidad and Tobago that was sent to assess, along with an independent auditor, the financial situation of the TTFA. The mission found that extremely low overall financial management methods combined with a massive debt have resulted in the TTFA facing a very real risk of insolvency and illiquidity. The FIFA Council said this is putting the organisation and development of football at risk adding that corrective measures need to be applied urgently.
Therefore, the mandate of the normalisation committee will include the following:
- Run the TTFA'S daily affairs
- Establish a debt repayment plan that is implementable by the TTFA
- Review and amend the TTFA Statutes (and other regulations where necessary) and ensure their compliance with the FIFA Statutes and requirements before duly submitting them for approval to the TTFA Congress
- Organise and conduct elections of a new TTFA Executive Committee for a four-year mandate
The normalisation committee will be composed of an adequate number of members to be identified by the FIFA administration in consultation with Concacaf. In line with the FIFA Governance Regulations, all members of the normalisation committee will be subject to an eligibility check. It will also act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the TTFA elections under any circumstances.
The specified period of time during which the normalisation committee will perform its functions will expire as soon as it has fulfilled all of its assigned tasks but no later than 24 months after its members have been officially appointed by FIFA.