Three executives of the Football Federation of Belize namely Marlon Kuylen, Cruz Gamez and Senior Vice President Sergio Chuc want the President Ruperto Vicente suspended from his position. A meeting was called yesterday evening at the FFB’s Headquarters where the executive voted on suspending Vicente. However, following that decision, a second meeting got underway and this time it was between FFB Executive and members of the football congress. The meeting reportedly got heated as members could not decide on whether or not the executive had the legal authority to suspend Vicente who has been accused of mismanaging the federation. Vicente was in Belize City this morning and we go an opportunity to speak with him.
According to FFB Executive Member, Marlon Kuylen, they have been tired and frustrated the way Vicente is managing the Federation. Other issues the executives have with him is the purported interference he and Secretary General Michael Blease, have been placing as it relates to the district football association elections.
So both sides interpret the FFB Statutes differently but they both agree to have FIFA and CONCACAF to interpret the statutes for them. That should happen over the weekend so at this point, Vicente’s presidency remains in limbo.
The FFB sent out a short release on the matter today clarifying that quote, “Ruperto Vicente remains the President of the Football Federation of Belize”, end of quote.