FIFA appoints committee to take over Guinean federation
April 29, Zurich: FIFA will appoint a normalization committee to take control of the Guinean soccer federation after what it called "internal wrangles" brought all competitions in the West African nation to a halt.
FIFA said Friday in a statement that the committee will be made up of between five and seven members and will be appointed jointly by the world governing body and the Confederation of African Football.
A FIFA-CAF delegation visited the country this week. The new committee will replace the current leadership and run the federation's day-to-day affairs. It will need to organize new elections by the end of next February.
The problems at the federation come as Guinea struggles to qualify for next year's African Cup of Nations. Guinea is third in its group behind Zimbabwe and Swaziland.
The Oslo Times