Karachi: The Bureau of the FIFA Council has decided to extend the mandate of the PFF normalization committee (NC), which was due to expire on 31 December 2020, until all tasks have been completed, but until no later than 30 June 2021.
The decision was taken with the primary objective of allowing the NC to fulfill all of the tasks entrusted to it in its mandate.
However, FIFA announced that following the decision of the chairman of the NC to step down from his position by the end of 2020, FIFA would appoint a new chairperson in due course, who will have to pass an eligibility check to be carried out by the FIFA Review Committee as per the FIFA Governance Regulations.
Meanwhile, FIFA appointed Muneer Sadhana as acting chairman of the PFF NC after Hamza Khan’s exit from the organization. Hamza informed FIFA and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that he does not further wish to continue as chairman of the PFF NC.
It must be noted that FIFA extended the mandate of PFF NC in May this year. In 2019, FIFA formed a normalization committee with an assignment to conduct free and fair elections in the federation.