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Urling, CONCACAF officials meet

Published:Thursday | November 13, 2014 | 12:00 AM

MIAMI, United States (CMC):The interim head of Guyana's football, Clinton Urling, met with CONCACAF officials here last week, to begin charting the way forward for the sport in the country.

Urling was recently named to lead the Normalisation Com-mittee, appointed by football's world governing body, FIFA, in the wake of the recent bitter dispute among the Guyana Football Federation.

"The objective of this courtesy visit by Committee Chairman Urling was to determine the next steps in the progression of football in Guyana and to keep it on solid and stable footing," said CONCACAF president Jeff Webb.

The committee will run the day-to-day affairs of Guyana's football and has been given full executive powers by FIFA in decision making.

More importantly, the committee has been mandated to update the constitution and organise fresh elections by September next year, when their tenure ends.

Urling, a Guyana businessman, said it was important that all key sectors in the country worked together to rebuild the sport.

"Faith in Guyana football must be restored," said Urling.

"However, the cooperation and involvement of all football stakeholders and the country as a whole is required. Guyana is a country with amazing football potential."