- In a letter sent by President David Aganzo to his counterpart Gianni Infantino, FIFPRO asks FIFA for urgent mediation in Bolivia to help the country’s players
- FIFPRO is asking to improve the governance of the Bolivian Football Federation and help more than 300 professional players who need to be paid and have their contractual situation legalised
- Bolivian player union Fabol has raised its demands to the FBF on several occasions without having received any satisfactory response
FIFPRO President David Aganzo has written to his FIFA counterpart Gianni Infantino asking for the world football federation’s urgent assistance to improve the governance of the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) and help more than 300 professional players in the country.
FIFPRO, on behalf of Bolivian player union Fabol, asked FIFA to mediate and potentially implement a FIFA Normalisation Commission.
It was also requested that FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber exceptionally take up the demands of Bolivian footballers until the situation of the Dispute Resolution Tribunal (TRD) and the FBF's High Court of Appeal (TSA) is legalised.
More than 300 Bolivian footballers signed in support of the claim, represented in the letter written by President Aganzo, which calls for an urgent improvement of the FBF’s governance. The players are asking for debts owed to them by the clubs and for their contractual situation to be legalised.
Fabol has raised its claims to the FBF on several occasions without having received any satisfactory response.
The request to FIFA was made public this week at a press conference in Bolivia attended by David Paniagua, secretary of Fabol, Carlos Gonzalez and Fernando Revilla, representing FIFPRO South America, and virtually by FIFPRO President David Aganzo and FIFPRO Deputy General Secretary Stephane Burchkalter.