The Dominica football association has appealed to FIFA’s ethics committee over what it has described as “the appalling conduct and flagrant abuse of power” by FIFA vice-president Jack Warner.
The association said that Warner, ho is also president of the CONCACAF, had arrived in the country on Wednesday and told officials he would recommend the removal of the association’s executive committee within seven days and would replace it with a “normalization committee.”
The association gave no information why Warner had acted this way, and FIFA said it could not confirm the claims made.
“All we can say today is that we have received a correspondence from the football association and that we are looking into it,” a spokesman added.
The Dominica FA insisted though that Warner had made a “unilateral decision.”
The statement added: “Mr Warner’s actions are totally unacceptable as they are unquestionably illegal, being contrary to the provisions of the Constitution of the Football Assocation as well as to statutes of CONCACAF and FIFA.
“The DFA has requested that the Independent FIFA Ethics Committee headed by Lord Sebastian Coe launch an urgent investigation into the unwarranted and unconstitutional interference by Mr Warner in the internal affairs of the national association.”
FIFA’s executive committee expressed “disapproval” with Warner in December 2006 over a the resale of World Cup tickets by a former travel company of Warner’s run by his son Daryan.
He has also come in for severe criticism from the players who represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2006 World Cup over claims that they did not receive payments promised by Warner.