There are attempts to remove Keith Look Loy, the TT Super League president as the League's representative on the Board of Directors of the T&T Football Association.
TTSL members produced a two-page petition with 13 signatures from Terry Williams (1976 Phoenix FC), Ryan Ottley (Defence Force), Randy Hagley (Guaya United), Gregory Mc Sween (Harlem Strikers), Teba Mc Knight (Perseverance FC), Anthony Clarke (San Fernando Giants), Quincy Jones (Siparia Spurs), Anselm Robley (Youth Stars), Lennox Jones (WASA FC), Jason Gordon (Erin FC) and Philmore George (Central 500 Spartans) among others, which represent more than 50 percent of the membership.
They are contending that Look Loy, an outspoken TTFA Board member has been representing only his personal interest and that of his club, FC Santa Rosa.
There has been "Constant public disgracing of the office of the TTSL President, through numerous social media comments, posts and interviews, bringing the TTSL, TTFA, its members and the football brand into unnecessary disrepute," the members stated.
The accumulation of the signatures was followed by a letter written to Peter Thomas, the Super League's secretary for an Extraordinary General Meeting which features Look Loy's removal as the lone item on the agenda besides the roll call.
The members are attempting to enforce Article 32 of the Constitution which deals with a request for an extraordinary general meeting and states: "The Board of Directors shall convene an Extraordinary General Meeting if a majority (more than 50%) of the members makes such a request in writing. The request shall specify the items for the Agenda.
An Extraordinary General Meeting shall be held within 21 days of receipt of the request unless the Agenda includes the election of members of the Board of Directors, in which case the Extraordinary General Meeting shall be held within 30 days of receipt of the request. If an Extraordinary General Meeting is not convened within the indicated time, the Members who requested it may convene the Extraordinary General Meeting themselves. As a last resort, the members may request assistance from the TTFA."
Contacted yesterday Look Loy said the petition is entirely a fraudulent one, saying the TTSL has a membership of 22, and seven of the signatures are from non-compliant clubs or clubs that did not meet the TTFA/CONCACAF/FIFA regulations, while the other eight did not play football last year.
He also pointed to Perseverance FC, which got a signature from Mc Knight, although the clubs is not a bonafide member of the TTSL.
It is understood that four clubs- San Fernando Giants, Erin FC, Marabella Family Crisis Centre and Harlem Strikers are already distancing themselves from the petition and more are expected soon.
Look Loy said the petition seems to be the work of people who are scared of him fighting for good governance and transparency in local football.
SOURCE: T&T Guardian