Whilst the footbal world awaits a final Status of Ivory Coast Football Federation (FIF), some details have started to filter.
During a press conference on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, FIF Normalisation Committee (CONOR-FIF) Chief Executive Mrs gabala, revealed two major talking points required by FIFA : the scrapping of the deposit previously set at five (05) million CFA francs and the limitation of sponsorships to four (04) for all candidates to the presidency.
According to Mrs Gabala, these two points would be non-negotiable by FIFA, in its quest for more "democracy" in the process.
As a reminder, Ivory Coast and Chelsea legend Didier Drogba had his candidacy rejected by the previous electoral committee for lack of sponsorships.
FIFA and the CONOR-FIF are suspected of pulling the strings for the former Elephants striker who is now breathing a huge sight of relief although, clubs have to approve the new status imposed by CONOR-FIF with the approval of FIFA.
Another stormy General Assembly is expected at the next conclave of clubs. As for Mrs Gabala, she is expected to remain in her position until the 2021 CAN, or even further into the 2023 competion in her home country.
Published on 24/11/[email protected]:09
By Claude Djaquis-Bady (Editor-In-Chief)