Bucknor, Daley seek St James FA top post

Paul Reid

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Both candidates for the post of president are expressing optimism heading into this evening's Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the St James Football Association to be held at the Montego Bay Cricket Club, starting at 6:30.

Both veteran sports personalities — Steve Bucknor, who lost by one vote two years ago to Texchus Nembhard, and Gregory Daley — think they have god chances of winning the vote to replace Nembhard, who is not seeking re-election.

Yesterday, Bucknor told the Jamaica Observer he thinks he stood "a pretty good chance if the elections are fair", and questioned the voters' list two years ago, charging that persons who were not registered were allowed to vote, including referees, whom he said he doubted their membership in the clubs for which they voted.

He said, however, he was pleased that the FA was "doing what is correct, now they are making sure the list is clean and people are registering ahead of time".

An official at the FA confirmed that they started registering three weeks ago and were allowing changes up to late yesterday.

Daley, who was the FA's league director last season, described his chances as "good, real positive," saying the delegates have embraced changes that were made over the last two years and, based on what he was hearing, he should get the nod.

Bucknor said if he was elected president, one of the things he would insist on would be "structure... the football must be run with some semblance of structure,".

He said there must be official starts and end to the season and there must be fixed dates of competitions as well as elections.




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