Twenty-two voters representing ten premier league clubs and four conferences will tomorrow Saturday meet at the headquarters of the Grenada Football Association (GFA) to elect An executive to serve for the next four years.
The incumbent and long-serving President Chenny Joseph is being challenged for the top position by Grenada’s former FIFA Caribbean Office Administrator and Attorney at Law Marlon Glean.
Both candidates contesting the presidency have received significant endorsements from some leading Caribbean and international personalities.
Former Trinidad and Tobago, star footballer and now Opposition Senator, David Nahkid, noted that Chenny Joseph has great connections with the right people in Europe and FIFA to continue to develop Grenada’s football.
Marlon Glean is censored by World Record Holding test batsman Trinidadian Brian Lara and Grenada’s 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist Kirani James. Both men have credited Glean as an excellent administrator with great capacity, connections and the ability to take Grenada’s football to the next level.
On his FaceBook page, President Chenny Joseph posted ” our commitment for the next four years will focus on Club Development, Competitions, Grassroots, Youth and Women, Club Licensing, Elite football Programs, player and coach development and welfare, our National Training Centre and most importantly seeking to qualify for a FIFA World Cup at any level.”
Vice President Allan James and Jalani Glean are contesting the positions of first and second vice presidents. Also included are veteran directors Wayne Francis and Jester Noel.
Marlon Glean’s team includes the Principal of Mc Donald College Carl Andall, and Randy Campbell contesting the positions of 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents respectively and Lyndon Bubb.
If elected, a Glean presidency is promising medical insurance coverage for all players and better GFA competitions with increased prize money.
He believes the winner of the Premier League should receive $100.000 and cash prizes for all the other competing clubs. The former FIFA Development office also speaks about structured and meaningful Grassroots programs.
Supporters of the competing candidates have spent the last three months aggressively promoting their ideas and plans plus giving testimonies of their respective candidates as being trustworthy and best suited to lead the GFA. Indications are the vote will be close. Former Supervisor of National Elections and Principal of GBSS Victor Ashby is in charge of Saturday’s GFA elections. FIFA and other representatives are expected to be observers.