BELIZE CITY, Mon. Dec. 4, 2017– The topsy-turvy state of affairs in the leadership of the Football Federation of Belize (FFB) is finally over, as the 11th Ordinary Congress of the FFB on Saturday at the Princess Ramada Hotel in Belize City produced decisive results. In the very first vote for President, which featured 4 candidates, Sergio Chuc received 14 of the 20 votes cast, which automatically secured him as President of the FFB for the next two and a half years. Onan McLean, Ruperto Vicente and newcomer Daniel Fabro were second, third and fourth in the count, respectively.
Chuc’s running mate, Cruz Gamez was the clear front runner on the first vote for Vice President; and he handily won in the second round of voting to claim the post of Vice President. Others in the contest for Vice President were David Griffith, newcomer Leslie (Frank) Sharp and Carlos Galvez.
With the overwhelming majority in the voting, president elect Chuc sounded the theme of unity in accepting the endorsement of the football family. He expressed his appreciation for the past year and a half leadership of his former running-mate, Senior Vice President Marlon Kuylen who was Acting President, in laying the ground work for the future of football along with other members of his committee.
Addressing the media after the elections, Chuc said, “Under the leadership of Marlon over the past year and a half, and the able assistance of Shane (Orio, executive member), Darlene (Vernon, executive member) and the two appointees, Mr. (Anthony) Mahler and Mr. (Raymond) Davis, they put forth a plan. I am fully aware of the plan, and it’s the way that football needs to go. The plan is already there, and we are not here to re-invent the wheel. Because of the support that I am a hundred percent sure I now have, and because the committee is ready to work together, I could see great things happening for football.”
His sentiments were echoed by outgoing Acting President Marlon Kuylen, who says he foresees a very good working relationship with the new President.