ZURICH/CAIRO: The effective collapse of the leadership of the Egyptian football association has prompted world federation FIFA to take charge and appoint a normalisation committee.
A significant factor in the speed of FIFA’s move is the presence in Cairo now of general secretary Fatma Samoura, on secondment to the African confederation whose headquarters is also in the Egyptian capital.
The decision was taken by the FIFA bureau which is led by president Gianni Infantino and comprises the leaders of the six regional confederation.
A statement explained:
The decision follows the recent resignation of the EFA President and the entire EFA board followed by the visit of a FIFA mission to Cairo.
The mandate of the normalisation committee will include the following:
The normalisation committee will be composed of the following members:
While the aforementioned persons will assume their duties with immediate effect, all members of the normalisation committee must pass an eligibility check to be carried out by the FIFA Review Committee in accordance with the FIFA Governance Regulations. Their confirmation will be contingent upon the outcome of the eligibility check.
As the normalisation committee will also act as an electoral committee, none of its members can be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections under any circumstances.
The specified period of time during which the normalisation committee will perform its functions shall expire no later than 31 July 2020 or as soon as it has fulfilled all of its tasks.