|Election of a New Football Federation|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 16 June 2011 00:00|
A selection of football players from Belize travelled to Trinidad and defeated the lowest seeded team in FIFA rankings, Montserrat, 5 goals to 1. While most Belizeans are happy for our boys, many are angry because they feel like Chimilio robbed a moment from us. No matter how weak the opponent is believed to be, victory in any World Cup qualifier should be a proud moment for a nation. This should have been a moment where the red, white and blue flew high and shined bright. Unfortunately, that moment was stolen by a man and an organization that refuse to abide by the laws of this nation- a man and an organization that continuously tramples upon a virtue we hold closest to our hearts, democracy. This man and his organization hijacked this moment from us just like how they hijacked football in this country. No longer will that be the case.
The Belize National Football Association held its first executive election on Saturday, June 11th, inside the conference room of the Belize City Center at 2 p.m. There was representation from the Superleague, Belize Premiere Football League and the seven football districts of Belize(Belmopan recognized as a football district). BPFL and the Superleague were amalgamated at the meeting to form the Belize Premiere Superleague. In the election held, Michael Blease of Belize City was elected as President. Luis Pena of Belmopan City was elected 1st Vice-President and Charlie Slusher of Orange Walk was elected 2nd Vice-President. Ian Jones and Nelson Moss of Dangriga were elected as executive members. Cruz Gomez was appointed as an executive member and Ruperto Vicente is the Secretary General. Regional elections will be held every two years and the national executive will serve a four year term.
The association is currently working on its statutes and plans to register with the National Sports Council immediately after. The goal is to replace FFB as the recognized football representatives of Belize. However, that step will wait for the FFB saga to conclude. According to FIFA, they will address the matter after June 30th.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 16 June 2011 12:32|