Webb sorts out Guyana dispute

Jeffrey Webb, Cayman’s celebrated football official who was appointed FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president, last year, has resolved another regional dispute.

In the best interest of football, The Guyana Football Federation and the Georgetown Football Association have agreed to reconcile their differences.

After various meetings between Webb, FIFA Director of Members Associations and Development, Thierry Regenass, and pertinent local stakeholders involved, GFA has agreed to withdraw the injunction in the civil court on the Guyana Football Federation while GFF will recognise GFA as a full member and reinstate their voting rights, among other points.

“The goal of this visit has been to create dialogue within the football community, find cooperation and have a reinvigoration of the sport in Guyana. We have met with all parties involved to give them the opportunity to engage and participate in the resolution of these matters,” said Webb. “We are very pleased with the commitment we have seen throughout our meetings to promote the sport and ultimately reach a final agreement. We trust we will set a clear roadmap to restore the integrity of the game among all the GFF Member Associations.”

“In the spirit of reconciliation and for the progress of football in Guyana, we have gathered to assist in the process of reaching a binding agreement with our full supervision of its roadmap to ensure the fulfilment of all requirements,” said Regenass. “We are hopeful to see a unified football fraternity in Guyana. We should move forward past matters and build for the future development and growth of the game in the country.”