GFF warns affiliates against playing in unsanctioned tournaments

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The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has written to all Regional Associations (RAs), Member Affiliates, and Member Clubs on the Federation’s position regarding participation in unsanctioned local football tournaments.

Below is the full statement issued by GFF General Secretary, Ian Alves.

Participation in Unsanctioned Tournaments

Dear Presidents and Honorary Secretaries, I write on behalf of the President and Executive Committee of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) to inform all Regional Associations (RAs), Member Affiliates, and Member Clubs, that the GFF has observed, through advertisement in the daily newspapers, the intended hosting of a tournament entitled “Annual Mayor’s Cup Inter-Ward/Village Knockout Football Tournament” scheduled to commence 27th February, 2022.

Members are hereby informed that this intended tournament is not sanctioned by the GFF neither was approval granted for the conduct of same.

Consequently, the GFF uses this opportunity to remind all of its affiliated bodies of Article 13:h of the GFF Constitution, which obligates Registered Players and Officials “not to maintain any relations of a sporting nature with entities (e.g. clubs, Leagues) that are not Members or Affiliates nor with Members that have been suspended or expelled.”

Please therefore advise all of your members that non-adherence to Article 13:h (e.g. participation in the tournament named in paragraph 1) could lead to sanctions being applied to the guilty party.

Kindly take serious note accordingly.

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