CHUNG'S THE MAN
Financial executive to replace Dalton Wint as JFF general secretary
CHUNG... no stranger to sports administration or the JFF

RESPECTED senior financial executive Dennis Chung is to replace Dalton Wint as general secretary of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), the Jamaica Observer has been reliably informed.

Chung, a chartered accountant and former president of the Jamaica Cycling Federation, is no stranger to sports administration or the JFF, having been appointed in 2020 as chairman of the federation's finance committee.

When contacted by the Jamaica Observer on Monday, Chung declined comment.

Meanwhile, several calls to JFF President Michael Ricketts's mobile phone went unanswered.

Chung, a former chief executive officer of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica, has held influential positions in a number of local organisations including JMMB, the National Solid Waste Management Agency, Petrojam, National Integrity Action, and is also past president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica. He recently resigned his post as CEO of Supreme Ventures Limited, effective October 31.

Chung replaces the often-criticised Wint whose position with the JFF became untenable after members of the national men's senior football team refused to play for the country until he was removed from the post, following a number of issues including alleged mismanagement of travel arrangements.

Wint was the target of a strong protest by members of Jamaica's national senior men's team — the Reggae Boyz — who threatened not to play a Concacaf Nations League match against Suriname in June if the administrator was not removed from his post.

That was the latest in a series of episodes involving Wint and national senior men and women players. The administration eventually dropped its support of the embattled administrator, who had given a verbal commitment to quit.

A sticking point is the severance package, with Wint said to be demanding to be paid his full salary up to the end of his contract in December 2023.

CHUNG...respected senior financial executive.
BY ROBERT BAILEY Staff reporter

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