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John Saldivar’s analysis of the pending FFB elections

Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017.  3:06 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: On December 2, the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) will elect a new president. There has been much controversy surrounding the election process and even more controversy surrounding several former presidents.

On Sunday, football enthusiast and club owner, Minister John Saldivar commented on the state of affairs via his social media.

“The next President of the FFB must be able to unite the football family. The divide and conquer tactic between District Associations and the top league must not be allowed to continue. The increase of the votes for the PLB to six is a positive development. Most Federations give majority votes to their top league but six here in Belize, though not the majority, means that the top league cannot be ignored as in the past,” he said.

He continued, “If, as FIFA now requires, top league Clubs include youth football in their development programs and the District Associations embrace this new concept, then you can see where we are all suppose to be one happy and united family, youth, amateur, and the PLB. The next President of the FFB must be a person who recognizes this and is able to unite the football family.”

“From where I sit it seems as if Vicente and McClean are vying for the same district association votes and Chuc may have the backing of at least two district Associations, while Fabro doesn’t seem to come with the solid backing of any Association,” Saldivar opined.

According to Saldivar, the PLB meeting scheduled for November 18 will be crucial, as the winner of the PLB will have the best chance of uniting the football family.

“Winning the Presidency without the support of the PLB will not only be tough but would mean that the chasm between amateur and professional football and between District Associations and the top league will remain. Divide and conquer will continue to rule,” he said.

 

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