Posted: Saturday, June 24, 2017. 10:15 p.m. CST.
By BBN Staff: The fear of the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) came true today as the scheduled Annual Congress was cancelled due to a boycott called by Sergio Chuc.
Sergio Chuc, FFB presedential candidate who was barred from running in the election, called for the boycott, because he said that that the Federation’s Electoral Committee barred him unjustly. On June 12th 2017, Chuc held a press conference and reported that 60% of the voting members were supporting his boycott.
Today, FFB members from the Premier League of Belize along with the member district associations of Orange Walk, Corozal, Belmopan and Cayo, boycotted the Annual congress, where a new FFB president should have been elected.
The boycotting members represented 14 out of a possible 20 voting delegates, making quorum impossible for the congress or the elections to proceed.
The FFB had issued a statement asking its members not to proceed with the boycott, because of the possible implications that it could have on football in Belize.
The FFB explained that if the congress is not held, the federation “faces great sanctions such as possible suspension from FIFA which is the main source of its income to upkeep football playing in Belize.”
In lieu of the elections, acting president, Marlon Kuylen will remain president, until the situation is resolved.
According to regulations, the federation has to make another attempt at holding the congress within 24 hours. If they fall short of quorum again, they will have to hold the congress at another date, but within a limited time frame.
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