Former ABFA secretary announces election intentions

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Yet another potential candidate for the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) May 13 elections has emerged.
Former assistant secretary of the association, Edson Joseph has said that once duly nominated he will vie for the body’s top spot, challenging incumbent and former national player, Everton Gonsalves, who will be seeking a third straight four-year term in office.
“Looking at all that has been happening recently, the campaigns that have been going on, the various persons putting themselves up… I’ve been approached by several teams saying that they know I can get it done and deliver more than what is presently being delivered,” he said.
“I gave it long thought and finally, along with my good friend Devon Joseph during a little discussion, I decided that I was doing this thing. But I want to do it independently, I don’t want to run on any slate,” he added.
Joseph is the third individual to announce his intention to challenge the sitting president.
Former vice president, Joel Rayne and President of the Tryum FC, Keithroy Black, have all announced their intentions to challenge as well.
Joseph, who served during Ralph Potter’s presidency during the late ‘90s through early 2000s, however commended the current executive, stating that they have done some things right.
“I am going to be the first to go on record to say that there are many things the current administration have done that I think they have done correctly. I applauded them with the Goal Project, which is the Paynters project, and how they have been able to get that turf there.
“I think it’s a worthwhile feat that they have accomplished. They have my support where that is regarded, and the angle they are taking with that particular project,” he added.
Football advocate, Devon Joseph, referee Curtis Charles and politician, Chester Hughes, have all indicated their intentions to contest the elections also. They, however, will not vie for the presidency.

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