Sun, Jan


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