FIFA has appointed businessman Robert Hadad to head a three-member Normalisation Committee to oversee the revitalisation of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, following its decision to take over the reorganisation of the local body from William Wallace and his executive recently.
Apart from Hadad, the committee includes Judy Daniel (Deputy Chairperson) and Nigel Romano (member).
A release from FIFA on Friday confirmed the appointments, adding that FIFA, in consultation with regional governing body CONCACAF, will make two more appointments to the team soon.
FIFA said the committee will have as its mandate the following:
Run the TTFA'S daily affairs
Establish a debt repayment plan that is implementable by the TTFA
Review and amend the TTFA statutes (and other regulations where necessary) and to ensure their compliance with the FIFA statutes and requirements before duly submitting them for approval to the TTFA Congress
Organise and conduct elections of a new TTFA Executive Committee for a four-year mandate.
FIFA added that the committee members will still have to pass an eligibility check and their confirmation to the positions will be contingent upon the outcome of those checks.
It said the normalisation committee will act as an electoral committee and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions once fresh TTFA elections are called.
The committee has 24 months in which to achieve its mandate and will cease to function once this has been achieved.
Wallace and his executive were voted into office late last year but soon fell into financial difficulty after its accounts were frozen as one of its former coaches, Kendell Walkes, sued to recover salaries owed to him. This prompted FIFA to step in recently, disband the executive and start a restructuring process.