Guyana to participate in 67th FIFA Congress


Three members of the Executive Committee of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will participate in the 67th FIFA Congress, scheduled for May 11, 2017 at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The members are Wayne Forde, President of the GFF; Brigadier (Ret.) Bruce Lovell, First Vice-President and Carmel Williams, Executive Committee Member. Williams is also an Executive Committee Member of the Bartica Football Association (BFA).

Forde, in an invited comment, said that among the key agenda items are reporting on development projects and amendments to the FIFA Disciplinary Code. “The FIFA Development Department will be reporting on the status of many of the development projects which they have. The GFF National Training Centre is one such project even though it will not be reported on. It is scheduled to go before the Development Committee at the end of May. “   Meanwhile, this is the first time the BFA will be participating in the FIFA Congress and Williams has expressed her pleasure with this move: “I feel honored to be selected to participate in the FIFA Congress and I hope I can do the football fraternity, including my Association, well.” 

She added that it is her hope that knowledge sharing in best-practices can be achieved to enable the development of football in her Association.

As part of the programme of activities of the Congress will be a FIFA Football Tournament, which will be played on May 10 at 19:00h at the Bahrain National Stadium. The Tournament will include the participation of teams from all six FIFA Confederations, the FIFA team and the Bahrain FA Team. President Wayne Forde will represent CONCACAF.

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