Guyana and Mexico were slated to clash in Guyana at the National Stadium, Providence on October 12, 2012, however, the GFF under its acting president at the time Franklin Wilson sold the hosting rights for the game which was then hosted at the BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas, where the Jaguars went down 0-5 to Mexico.
The Guyana Football Federation Congress on Saturday passed a motion to investigate the details surrounding Golden Jaguars FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifier against Mexico.
“The motion was tabled and passed successfully, the essence of the motion is that the Executive committee commenced the investigation of the circumstances surrounding the selling of the game rights and everything that would have ensued after”, Forde said.
The Fruta Conquerors Football Club has tabled a motion mandating that an investigation be launched into the “scandalous-switch”.
“Be It Resolved: That this May 27, GFF Congress mandates the executive of the GFF to commission an investigation within 14 days of this Congress’ consent into the fiasco of the Mexico-Guyana game in the USA and have a report of the findings presented to the next Ordinary Congress,” the motion stated.
Forde revealed that they will now be seeking the assistance of FIFA and CONCACAF to unearth the details.
“The Executive Committee supported the motion and we now have the tools that we need to reach out to FIFA and CONCACAF for support both in terms of investigative capacity and necessary funding that would be needed to undertake such an investigation”.
He went say on to say that, “ Guyana football needs closure on this matter and we are happy that one of members brought this to the floor and we have a clear mandate to resolve”.
No specific time frame was given on when the matter would be resolved but the Federation intends to get the proceedings started in the next 14 days.