Bringing Football back in Kuwait : FIFA decides to appoint Normalisation Committee

 

In December 2017, the Bureau of the FIFA Council lifted the suspension that was imposed on the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) in October 2015 for its failure to comply with its obligations stipulated in articles 14 and 19 of the FIFA Statutes. The Bureau of the FIFA Council decided on 18 January 2018 to appoint a normalisation committee for the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) in accordance with article 8 paragraph 2 of the FIFA Statutes.

Following the lifting of the suspension of the KFA on 5 December 2017 as a consequence of the adoption of a new Kuwaiti sports law, a FlFA/AFC mission went to Kuwait in order to assess the KFA’s situation. As a number of decisions in relation to the KFA statutes and leadership had been taken by the KFA general assembly at a time when the former Kuwaiti Sports Iaw was still in force, it was decided to appoint a normalisation committee for the KFA with the following mandate:

·        To run the KFA’s daily affairs;

·        To review the KFA statutes and ensure their compliance and amendment fall in line with the requirements of FIFA’s and the AFC’s statutes;

·        To organise and conduct elections of a new KFA board of directors on the basis of the new, revised KFA statutes, which should take place no later than 20 May 2018.

The normalisation committee will be composed of an adequate number of members to be identified by a joint FlFA/AFC mission to take place soon. All members of the normalisation committee must pass an eligibility check to be carried out by the FIFA Review Committee. The normalisation committee will act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the elections.

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