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Oct 12, 2017

Daniel Fabro, Frank Sharp Join F.F.B. Presidential Race

Daniel Fabro

The Football Federation of Belize remains in administrative turmoil, despite several unsuccessful meetings of its executive to try and bring order to the organization.  Notwithstanding the chaotic state of affairs, a team of two candidates entered the political fray today by submitting their names for president and vice president, respectively.  For many in the football community, Daniel Fabro is no stranger; his involvement in the sport covers several areas, including ownership of Metro Stars Football Club in the Belize Premier Football League.  His running mate, Frank Sharp, is also a seasoned football aficionado with a wealth of experience in the sport, locally and internationally.  Today, both men formally introduced themselves as candidates who are willing to take on the existing status quo in Belmopan.  To succeed they must garner the support of the twenty delegates who are set to participate in the election of new officers in December.


Daniel Fabro, Presidential Candidate, F.F.B.

“I don’t know if there will ever be enough time to muster the complete support of all of them, but it is our intention to try as best as possible to unite the football family.  But you’re asking about going into the elections per se.  We are very much aware that the task we are trying to accomplish is a big one because there are a lot of vested and moneyed interests involved and it is our hope that by going public with this campaign that the public will become involved in what is the entire process which has always been a hush-hush process and in that way maybe we can pry away some of those delegates from looking out for their best or personal interests and possibly putting the sport and the country first.  That is our intention but we are aware of what we are up against.  I know it will be a very difficult task.”


Isani Cayetano

“As it is, it’s a very political issue, in the sense that you would first have to go through the campaign process, the election process and have to be successful come December to be able to take up the headship of the F.F.B.  How do you plan to sustain your campaign over the next several weeks or months leading up to December, in order to have majority of those who will actually be participating in the vote, delegates and what have you. So to be able to be aware of your candidacy and what you bring to the table?”


Daniel Fabro

“Well although this is our launch of the public campaign, we have been at it for over eight weeks already, meeting privately with all the delegates; we have met with most of them on multiple occasions—both face to face and on the phone. There’s probably only about two or three members that we have not met yet of the eight members. So we have been doing our groundwork also behind the scenes, per se.”


It is anticipated that Sergio Chuc, Marlon Kuylen and Ruperto Vicente will also be contesting the presidency. We’ll have more on this in Friday’s newscast.

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