GFF Transfer window extended to August 23, plans underway for resumption of football

The GFF 2020/2021  Pre-Season  Transfer  Window  has  now been extended to August 23 in order to accommodate any hindrances that interested parties might have experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic situation. 

According to a press release, this decision was  made  in  consultation  with  its  Regional  Member  Associations  (RMA), affiliates and  Elite  League  Clubs and  endorsed  by  FIFA following an  official  request  from the GFF.  

It read; “According to the FIFA correspondence dated August 5, the endorsement was granted “consistent with (i) the  guidelines  and  decisions  regarding  COVID-19  approved  by  the  Bureau  of  the Council on 6 April 2020 and (ii) FIFA circular no. 1720”. 

In the release. GFF’s President, Wayne Forde said the GFF “…is actively drawing up plans for a robust restart of football nationally and would like to give each registered club the opportunity to prepare for a competitive season. The GFF will be announcing these plans once the COVID-19  Task  Force  and  the  Ministry  of  Public Health  provide  the  requisite  clearance  for  the resumption of competitive sports. In the meantime, we urge our members to continue to respect the COVID-19 guidelines.” 

The original 2020/2021  Pre-season  Transfer  Window  opened  on June 1,  2020  and closed at midnight on July 31, 2020. 

GFF’s  General  Secretary,  Ian  Alves,  in  his correspondence to  the  members  urged the  use of electronic communication for  the  processing  of  transfers: “In  light  of  the  continuing situation concerning  the  COVID-19  pandemic,  and  the  public  advisories  as  issued  by  the  relevant Government  Agencies,  and  the  fact  that  the  GFF  Secretariat  is  only  opened  on  a  need-to  basis, having only essential staff on duty on any given day, RMA’s, clubs, and other interested stakeholders  are  encouraged  to  conduct  their  transfer  transactions  via  the  use  of  electronic communication.   

Transfer requests can be emailed to competition@guyanafootball.org or info@guyanafootball.org,  and  these  will  be  responded  to as necessary.

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Michelangelo Jacobus

Sports Editor and Founder of 'The 592 Dugout'.

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