TREVOR NICHOLAS Gomez has been added as the newest member of the FIFA-appointed normalisation committee, which has a mandate to run the affairs of the TT Football Association (TTFA).
Gomez is the fourth member of the normalisation committee, alongside chairman Robert Hadad, his deputy Judy Daniel and Nigel Romano.
In a recent correspondence to Hadad, FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura stated that Gomez commenced duties on March 15.
“The new member…will have to pass an eligibility check to be carried out by the FIFA Review Committee in accordance with the FIFA Governance Regulations,” Samoura stated.
“All other terms of the mandate of the normalisation committee as decided by the Bureau of the FIFA Council as well as the other members of the normalisation committee appointed on 26 March 2020 shall remain the same,” the correspondence continued.
Gomez is a chartered accountant and the executive chairman of Gravitas Business Solutions. He also served as Assurance Leader of EY Caribbean and Country Managing Partner of EY, Trinidad.
According to a TTFA statement, on Friday, “The timing of Gomez’s public announcement was done to facilitate the finalisation of additional technical formalities and paperwork.
Hadad welcomes the addition of Gomez and looks forward to working with him to fulfill the mandate in the interest of TT football.”
The TTFA release also highlighted the committee’s mandate which includes establishing a debt repayment plan that is implementable by the TTFA.
Additionally, the committee is working to review and amend the TTFA Statutes (and other regulations where necessary) and to ensure their compliance with the FIFA Statutes and requirements before duly submitting them for approval to the TTFA Congress.
It is also the committee’s responsibility to organise and to conduct elections of a new TTFA executive committee for a four-year mandate.
“The normalisation committee will act as an electoral committee, and none of its members will be eligible for any of the open positions in the TTFA elections under any circumstances,” the release said.