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THE Central Football Association (CFA) is gathering support as it seeks to force an extraordinary general meeting of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, related to the presence of a former CFA executive on the board of the TTFA.

The CFA has officially written to Justin Latapy George, General Secretary of the TTFA, petitioning for the emergency meeting.

The national association is being accused of being obstructionist and purposely delaying the removal of Samuel Saunders as Central’s representative on its (TTFA) Board. Saunders is a remnant of the former CFA executive, which was deposed by the current executive whose president is Shymdeo Gosine.

The CFA contends that its own election process and nomination of a new candidate ought to be enough to remove Saunders as their representative in the TTFA. However, the TTFA has maintained that due process has to be followed. Efforts by the Express to contact Latapy-George yesterday proved futile.

Meanwhile, the CFA has provided a petition showing 20 representatives of several local football organisations supporting its position. Among them, Rayshawyn Mars of the Northern Football Association; Linus Sanchez, president of the Eastern Football Association; Keith Look Loy of Super League champions FC Santa Rosa; Selby Brown of the Veterans Football Association; Edison Dean, representative of the T&T Pro League’s Club Sando and many clubs of the former National Super League.