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press releaseNew FFB leadership, Marlon Kuylen to act as FFB President until next Ordinary Congress

BELMOPAN, Mon. May 2, 2016–The Football Federation of Belize (FFB) elected a new Executive Body during its 9th Ordinary Congress, held at the Ramada Princess Hotel on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

The Congress included an election process in which 14 District Football Association members and 6 members from the Premier League of Belize voted to elect the new Executive Body as follows: Marlon Kuylen – Senior Vice President; Shane Orio – Executive Member; Darlene Vernon – Executive Member.

Following 22 rounds of voting resulting in a tie each time, a new president and vice president for the FFB could not be elected. Vying for the post of president were former President, Ruperto Vicente and former Vice President, Sergio Chuc. The vice president post was contested by Jaime Perdomo and former Executive Member, Cruz Gamez.

Having been unable to break the tie, invited CONCACAF and UNCAF representatives conducted consultations with FIFA, after which Senior Vice President Marlon Kuylen was selected as Acting President of the FFB. He will remain in this post for one year, when the next Ordinary Congress is scheduled to take place and an election will be held to elect a president and vice president.

The FFB congratulates all new elected members and thanks all participants and members of the District Football Associations for being a part of this process.

(Ed. Note: Five (5) executive positions were contested – president, senior vice-president, vice-president, and two members. Three (3) individuals were elected, and they will serve as the FFB Executive until the other two posts are decided at the next Ordinary Congress.)

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