‘Epilus’ elected to lead former club

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Former national footballer, Veron “Epilus” Edwards, is the new president of the Empire Football Club and he will lead the organisation for the next three years.
Edwards, a former national and Empire captain, was elected unopposed when the body held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) and elections at the King George V Recreational Ground on Wednesday. He replaced the former president, Lennie Quashie, who had resigned from the post last year.
The club’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Anthony Stuart, hailed the return of the former midfielder as a positive development for the successful club.
“He’s one of the individuals who have more or less brought this culture of developing young players in Antigua & Barbuda. In his election speech, he basically said he has done his tour around, and he is back home because from since 2001, we haven’t won a championship so he is going to develop players and we will be getting back to our winning ways,” he said.
The other elected members of the executive are First Vice President Harry Elvin, Second Vice President Arlene Josiah, Secretary Joel Merchant, and Treasurer Kennedy Greenaway.
Elaine Mellanson, Milcha “Princess” Samuel, Karen Warner and St Claire “Towel” Knowles were all elected ordinary members.
Stuart said Wednesday night’s proceedings went well and commended the players for their level of participation in the process.
“The elections were conducted by the Hon Baldwin Spencer, he did the chores last evening and a lot of players came out. We were very impressed with the youngsters who showed the energy and came out to the AGM,” the PRO said.
The Antigua & Barbuda Football Association’s (ABFA) Premier Division is slated to kick off in September. Empire finished fifth in the 2016/17 instalment of the competition with 23 points from their 18 showings.

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