Temporary restrictions on the JFF have been lifted ©JFF

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has welcomed FIFA's lifting of temporary restrictions on development funding, after a review of the organisation's financial management and governance.

JFF secretary general Dalton Wint confirmed restrictions had been lifted by FIFA's Audit and Compliance Committee.

This will enable the release of the full amount of development funding to the JFF.

The restrictions had been put in place as FIFA oversaw changes to governance and financial structures at the JFF.

"It's a modern FIFA and a modern JFF, and we just have to make our adjustment in terms of how we operate instead of operating like how we used to two-years-ago as that is outdated," Wint told the Jamaican Gleaner.

"We have put things in place and modernised our accounting system.

"Over the past year, they have been giving us funding at a reduced amount in tranches, and each tranche we had to report on it.

"Kudos to the staff for moving away from the normal ways of operation.

"It was a struggle, but we have got it right now, and we want to stay on track and in line with what FIFA requires."

Jamaica is set to receive funding from FIFA's COVID-19 relief plan ©Getty Images
Jamaica is set to receive funding from FIFA's COVID-19 relief plan ©Getty Images

Sarah Solemale, FIFA's governance services manager, met with JFF officials in March.

Solemale was present to help the JFF amend its statutes in a two-day meeting.

The discussions came shortly after FIFA elected to appoint a Normalisation Committee to oversee changes at the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.

The lifting of restrictions should enable the JFF to receive their allocation of support from FIFA's COVID-19 relief plan.

FIFA is planning to release $1.5 billion (£1.1 billion/€1.3 billion) in funding to ease financial concerns in football across the world.