GFF Congress ‘supreme’ legislative body – Matthias

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President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Christopher Matthias
President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Christopher Matthias

[www.inewsguyana.com]President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Christopher Matthias says that the Congress is the ‘supreme legislative authority’ for the sport locally and will make decisions regarding the sport’s future and wellbeing.

During his press briefing on Monday, January 28, Matthias said too that the members of the congress were in their full rights to suspend the executives of the Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA), following their disregard of orders.

The legality of the congress, according to Matthias should not be questioned as it was within its rights and as such the actions taken are constitutional.

The General Secretary of the GFF, according to Matthias would have inked transcripts both to the President and the Executives of the UDFA and Vice President of competitions, Collie Hercules notifying them of the measures taken.

On the note of rifts, Matthias said that he will not sit by and watch the sport which he runs be made a mockery of and disrespected and warned against persons with ulterior motives, who seek to bring the game into disrepute.

The executives of the UDFA were recently issued various degrees of punishment by the GFF General Congress following failures to adhere to certain sanctions laid.

According to reports, the executive was warned about the finals of their GT beer tournament and the date in which they hosted it, being told that two finals of a GFF sanctioned tournament must not take place on the same day.

Nonetheless, the UDFA went ahead with their tournament final, holding it simultaneously with the banks KO final on January 1.

A meeting that followed would have seen a ban instituted on the executive, 8 years for their President Sharma Solomon and 5 for each executive including GFF vice President Collie Hercules.

 

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