Normalisation committee appointed for Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FFBH)

The FIFA Emergency Committee has decided today, 12 April 2011, to appoint a normalisation committee in order to solve the problems faced by the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FFBH), which is currently suspended by both FIFA and UEFA. After discussions with various stakeholders and following consultation with UEFA, a six-person normalisation committee made up of football personalities from Bosnia-Herzegovina has been established and put in place with immediate effect.

The normalisation committee will henceforth act as the FFBH Executive Committee as well as the FFBH Emergency Committee and will have the following tasks:

First phase:
a) To prepare and convoke the ordinary general assembly of 2011, at which the delegates have to adopt the FFBH statutes and take decisions on all other statutory items, by 26 May 2011 at the latest.

b) To ensure that all connections/relationships with any members of the “former” FFBH leadership (FFBH Executive Committee and FFBH Presidency) are cut immediately with regard to decision-making in financial, administrative, sporting and other matters, and to establish a road map for improvements in this respect as well.

c) To take all necessary steps to further improve the financial situation of the FFBH, and to ensure that no new disputes or new financial obligations appear and that all currently known financial debts are paid in time and in full transparency.

Second phase:
a) To prepare new elections of all statutory bodies in accordance with the newly adopted FFBH statutes by 30 November 2011 at the latest.

b) To improve the quality within the FFBH administration and foster the credibility and image of the FFBH at national level, implementing any measures necessary as discussed with FIFA and UEFA.

As of the date of its appointment, this normalisation committee has taken over all statutory rights and duties of the FFBH Executive Committee as well as of the FFBH Presidency. The mandate of the normalisation committee will expire after new FFBH Executive Committee elections have been held according to the newly adopted FFBH statutes.

For more details on the situation, please see the attached background information document which can be found on the right hand side.