Zurich — FIFA will appoint a normalization committee to take
control of the Guinean soccer federation after what it calls "internal
wrangles" brought all competitions in the West African nation to a halt.
FIFA says the committee will be made up of between five and
seven members and will be appointed jointly by the world governing body and the
Confederation of African Football.
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A FIFA-CAF delegation visited the country this week. The new
committee will replace the current leadership and run the federation's
day-to-day affairs. It will need to organize new elections by the end of next
The problems at the federation come as Guinea struggles to
qualify for next year's African Cup of Nations. Guinea is third in its group
behind Zimbabwe and Swaziland.For
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