— Published 30 November 2021

Two African federations placed under supervision

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is not the only organisation in the sporting movement to withdraw accreditation from laboratories or national agencies in the event of breaches or irregularities. FIFA is also getting involved. The international football body has announced that it has placed two national federations on the African continent under supervision. The Guinean Football Federation (FGF) is the first to be targeted by this procedure, which will end on 30 June 2022 at the latest. The reason for this is a series of irregularities in the electoral process of the body. It will now be run by a normalisation committee, whose members are due to be appointed shortly by FIFA and the African Confederation (CAF). The committee’s mission will be to ensure the day-to-day running of the association, pending the election of a new executive committee. The same punishment for the Chadian Football Federation. But it has become accustomed to this. Suspended by FIFA last April because of government interference (the Sports Ministry invaded its premises), but reinstated in mid-October, it is once again under supervision. Its governance will be ensured on a provisional basis, but for a maximum period of almost one year, by a normalisation commission. The latter will have to prepare the ground for new elections, while re-establishing normal relations with the country’s sports authorities.