Fifa appoints normalisation committee for Malian Football Association

Following the recent deadlock affecting the football governing body in Mali, Fifa has set up a new committee to take over the association’s duties

The Federation of International Football Association, Fifa has appointed a normalisation committee to run the affairs of the Malian Football Association.

The football’s world governing body backed its decision to enact the article 8 paragraph 2 of the FIFA Statutes after two missions by Fifa and Caf were sent to Bamako.

The new committee has been tasked to hold elections for the new FEMAFOOT executive committee before 30 April 2018 and with daily responsibilities of the association.

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“The Bureau of the FIFA Council has today, 20 December 2017, decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the Malian Football Association (FEMAFOOT) in accordance with article 8 paragraph 2 of the FIFA Statutes,” the statement reads on Fifa website.

“The committee will be in charge of running the daily affairs of FEMAFOOT, reviewing the association’s statutes, identifying the legitimate delegates of the FEMAFOOT general assembly, and organising and conducting elections for a new FEMAFOOT executive committee, which should take place no later than 30 April 2018.

"The normalisation committee will be composed of an adequate number of members to be identified by a joint FIFA/CAF mission, which will take place soon. All members of the normalisation committee must pass an eligibility check to be carried out by the FIFA Review Committee. The normalisation committee will act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections."

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