President wof the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL), William Wallace, has promised an incident-free 2018 season after the 2017 edition was plagued with issues regarding the registration of players.
Shiva Boys, the 2016 Premier Division winners, were deducted 17 points by the SSFL for the improper registration of two players – a decision which saw them relegated for the 2018 season.
Fyzabad Secondary were expelled from the competition after two players were deemed to be illegally registered as students, resulting in the police getting involved.
During a media briefing yesterday, at the VIP Lounge, Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo, Wallace said, “We had a couple issues this year and we have taken steps (to rectify them). The decisive steps were to deal with the issues and, of course we are not just leaving it there.”
Wallace added, “There are some things that we absolutely try to make sure that they do not occur.
We are working closely with the Ministry of Education in that aspect. Yes (we’re hoping) we’ll have an incident-free 2018.”
The SSFL boss continued, “Over the years, perhaps we may have been doing things wrong in that schools were registering in a particular way and this year we decided to make sure that we follow our guidelines. We have a secretariat in place, we are doing a database on players, and that’s supposed to be completed before next (season).”