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Jan 20, 2012

F.F.B. Executive election campaign underway

John Saldivar

2011 was a testy year for the relationship between the Football Federation of Belize (F.F.B.) and the Ministry of Sports. The F.F.B. and the ministry spent more time in court than on the football field. Initially an executive election for the president of the F.F.B. was slated for December. That date had been pushed forward to 2012. District elections for the football clubs have been going smoothly with supervision of the ministry. Earlier this week Minister of Sports John Saldivar confirmed that only one local election is pending before the executive also face elections themselves.

John Saldivar, Ministry of Sports

“I think the whole process has had its ups and downs, but generally speaking I am satisfied with what has taken place and the opportunity that has now been afforded to the football community to elect transparently their new executive. We’ve concluded all except one. I think the branch election will be this Sunday and I feel that the opportunity was a good one and the process was a good one and at the end of the day, the best person for the job as considered by the football community will be elected.”

Late this evening, a press release was sent from the Electoral Committee of the F.F.B. It said the Football Federation of Belize has given notice to its Members of the date for its upcoming Congress as March fifteenth.  Therefore the Electoral Committee is now accepting nominations for elections to the Executive Committee of the F.F.B. including the president—the post held by Doctor Bertie Chimilio over the past decade. All nominations are expected to reach the F.F.B. Secretariat no later than four p.m. on Monday, February sixth.

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