Chad Republic could be on the verge of getting a world football governing body, FIFA ban if something urgent is not done.
The Chadian Minister of Youth and Sports, Routuoang Ndonga Christian, recently dissolved the country’s football federation, (FTFA)
FIFA, which believes that football should be run like an enterprise, seriously frowns at government’s involvement in the running of football.
By FIFA’s guidelines, the dissolution of a country’s football federation by it’s government is viewed as government interference, which the global football governing body frowns at.
In all known cases where government of countries got entangled in the running of football, FIFA did not hesitate to wield the big stick.
Football federations of African countries have suffered FIFA’s ban more than those in any other continent because in Africa, football and indeed all other sports, are wholly funded by government, which believe that if it puts it’s money into sports, then it must be involved to see how such monies are being expended.
A document from the said ministry states that the powers given to the Federation of Chad Football Associations (FTFA) were withdrawn on 10 March reported BBCsports.
This withdrawal happened when the FTFA refused to adhere to a previous request from the ministry in December regarding a provisional withdrawal of its mandate.
The Chadian Ministry of Youth and Sports, had in a statement explained that:
“By the definitive withdrawal of this delegation of powers, it is formally forbidden for the (FTFA) to participate in the various international meetings … and to organise or participate in any other national or international competition or event on behalf of Chad”.
From the Confederation of African Football (CAF) schedule of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations’ qualifiers, Chad are meant to play their final two Group A qualifiers later this month.
They will first host Namibia before travelling to face Mali, who has already qualified for the Nations Cup tournament coming up in Cameroon.