GFF commences investigations into “critical areas”

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The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has commenced investigations in what it deems “three critical areas.”

The Federation, in a press statement on Wednesday afternoon, provided updates on the status of the investigations and the next steps that would be taken.

*** In the case of inappropriate conduct levelled against one of its executive members, the Federation informed that an independent investigator has conducted and completed a preliminary inquiry into the allegation. A report was submitted to the GFF, which will be submitted to the Disciplinary Committee. The Disciplinary Committee will review and pronounce on the matter, the Federation stated.

*** In the matter of allegations of sexual harassment by referees, the GFF said its appointed Board of Inquiry has concluded the interviews. The Board of Inquiry is scheduled to present its report, including recommendations, to the GFF’s Executive Committee by end of September 2018. The Executive Committee will then review and pronounce on same, the GFF said.

*** With regards to the investigations into the Mexico versus Guyana game hosting rights, the GFF said an ongoing investigation is being conducted by a consultant who is scheduled to provide a fact-finding dossier including any future action which will be required.

To date, several persons have been interviewed and financial documents submitted including GFF’s audit reports, reflecting transactions processed during the period under investigation. This is a very thorough process and the Executive Committee is facilitating the process in a very methodical manner to ensure accuracy and finality, the Federation explained.

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