Saturday, 21 July 2007 12:51 PM

SIFF Takes Over HFA Administration

Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has finally stepped in and took over the administration of the embattled Honiara Football Association (HFA) executive as of 18th July 2007.

In a letter responding to the President of HFA, Aloysio Mahanua, SIFF General Secretary, Eddie Ngava informed the latter of the decision of the SIFF Executive over the issue of HFA's administration pertaining to his letter dated 9th July 2007.

The SIFF executive in their meeting said they had noted the lack of corporation amongst the HFA Executive which led to the non-convening of Executive meeting Schedules. In the letter, the Executive had also noted the concerns raised by HFA partner DJ Graphics of non-responsive and unaccountable behavior of HFA on its part to the Football partner, DJ Graphics.

The letter said due to the above reasons, the SIFF executive had no choice but to intervene and to ensure that HFA maintains credibility for the sake of its 36 member clubs. SIFF also wants to nurture the hard earned partnership established between HFA and DJ Graphics known as the DJ League.

SIFF executive therefore calls for a meeting with the 36 clubs representatives on 24th July 2007. A normalization Committee is expected to be formed with the following terms of reference:

- To kick start the 2007 DJ League in consultation with Impact Sports, a subsidiary of DJ Graphics.
- To prepare the HFA books of Accounts for 2004, 2005, and 2006 for auditing by an independent auditor for presentation at the AGM.
- To schedule a new HFA AGM Notice for the presentation of annual reports.
- To review the current HFA Statues to be in line with the FIFA/OFC/SIFF Standardize Status.
- To convene an HFA AGM to call for election for new HFA office bearers in accordance to the reviewed HFA Statues.

The SIFF General Secretary went on to say that the action taken by SIFF is provided for under the Oceania Football Confederation charter to ensure the game is not affected. Similar intervention was carried out in the Cook Islands by OFC when politics of soccer in Cook Islands prevented the game from progressing. OFC had to intervene and appoint a normalization Committee to oversee the administration of the sports until everything is back to normal.