Quashie, Joseph Barred By FA’s Ad Hoc Committee

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At least two potential candidates have been barred from contesting the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association’s (ABFA) general election slated for May 22.
Nominee for the post of vice president and former national player Lennie Quashie, is one of the two candidates barred from running.
The other is popular football figure, Devon Joseph, both of whom have been denied by the FA’s Ad Hoc Electoral Committee.
Reports indicate that Quashie, a former Empire midfielder, failed to submit a police record as part of the documents requested by the committee, while Joseph’s nomination was ruled null and void after the nominating club withdrew its endorsement of the candidate.
Joseph, up to Tuesday morning, said he was awaiting the committee’s decision in writing.
“I am waiting on an email from the general secretary. I was told that an email came out last night and my name is not on the list. I did my investigations and I will tell you that they don’t want people on the executive who’s going to talk their mind; they want people who are going to say yes to everything,” he said.
“I called Gordon Derrick and asked him and he said ‘yes, your name is not on the list’. I asked him why and he said he would communicate to me via email,” he added
Joseph said he will continue to support the positive growth and development of the sport.
“Whether or not I run, I will still continue to support football. I’ve been supporting football for how many years now and even assisted with the national teams in terms of helping to get sponsors and so on and I will still continue,” he said.
“I want to thank all those individuals who have seen it fit to support me. The 45 clubs that I have so far, I also want to thank Cordell Williams for endorsing me and Javid Goodwin also for the endorsement,” Joseph added.
Efforts to reach Quashie for comment proved futile while Derrick said he could not comment on the matter.
Incumbent Everton Gonsalves will face challenges from Edson Joseph, Joel Rayne and Keithroy Black for the post of president.
There are nine nominees for three vice president positions. They are Chester Hughes, Dale Thwaites, Rolston James, Daryl Michael, Gwendolyn Salmon, Akeilah Hillhouse, Rowan Benjamin, Berchel Andrew and Julia Roberts.
Also, 12 candidates have been confirmed as challengers for five ordinary member positions. They are Kenderson Gregory, Barbara Coates, Randy Baltimore, Everton Coates, Althea Joseph, Vaughn Christopher, Curtis Charles, Cleveland Williams, Arlene Josiah, Ian Piper, Rolston James and Ruby Williams.
 
 

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