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FIFA gives Ethiopian Football Federation the boot
World soccer’s governing body FIFA has suspended the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) due to failure to implement its road map, set in February with the world’s football governing body and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in an effort to normalise the management of football in the country, an official source said on Tuesday.
FIFA said that the Ethiopian sports managers did not respect one of the key items of the road map, which is to convene a general assembly to file a no-confidence vote.
Besides, FIFA deplored the fact that despite its various directives, EFF’s offices are still not returned to the recognised management and that no move on the road map had been undertaken.
Faced with this situation, FIFA said in a statement:"The suspension of the EFF and the consequences provided for by article 14, paragraph 3 of the FIFA statutes came into force on Tuesday 29, July 2008, the day when the Federation was officially informed about its suspension". Panapress .