Reference is hereby made to the above caption as it relates to the publication of a letter captioned “A reply to Lester Sealy’s letter” by Eton Moses (K.N. 12.04.14). Editor, apart from two instances that my surname is mis-spelt which I consider miniscule but is worthy enough for public digestion nevertheless. In retrospect I must say that “Moses’ over-indulgence in misguided conceptions is a clear indication of axe-grinding, witch- hunting and continued under-development of the sport!
However, I would be extremely grateful for the magic of Moses and Matthias (in tandem) to avail me with a copy of the Forensic Audit; Audited Financial Statement (2011-13) and a Financial Statement for a period of one year, of Matthias’ stewardship, when it’s taken into serious consideration that the previous administration of the GFF, left a debt of $30,000,000 over a few years. Can this be equated with the GFA administration incurring a debt of $20,000,000 for a local tournament over 2 months that had the blessings of the GFF General Council, despite contractual failures?
In the final analysis the use of the term “plundering”, in relation to finances, I must say that once again the General Council, as the “Highest Decision Making Forum” has failed the administration of the sport. That it allowed “an undated contract to be signed along with 36 paid home trips of a national coach”.
By contrast it has also allowed a return trip to the USA, enroute to Zurich, while the relevant visa wasn’t obtained. Who is responsible for the payment of the vacation for Mr. Matthias? By the way is there a functioning Finance Committee; as enshrined in the Constitution? Since if this was so, advances on monthly stipends, would have been curtailed, along with excessive and unwanted spending! “While those who forget the past, are condemned to repeat it”.
The “magical wand” of former GFF President, Colin Klass had made Moses a junior national team manager, and pardoned Matthias to return to the sport. The latter was in defiance of a previous GFA General Council ruling.
So, in actuality with the appointment and the pardon, and the latter in a forgiving mode, then, who is Moses to publicly advocate “but old habits die hard Mr. Sealey. The Executive however must be allowed to function and those who failed us in the past must retire gracefully”. Does this include yourself (Moses) and Matthias? Since both individuals as in the past had failed to transform their respective clubs and associations into something meaningful that is worthy of emulation by others, or can withstand scrutiny!
At the association level examine the achievements of East Demerara and Georgetown. Sadly, there isn’t much to shout about, and it would be bleaker according to Moses’ definition. “That only the FIFA grant and Levy Fees are the main sources of income for the GFF”. How sad that sponsorship, donations, fines and gate receipts are not, along with the rental of goalposts and substitutes benches. At least these were all accounted for by past executives, which I can openly state, with a mind of my own. And also as in the case of the previous GFA Executive Committees I served on in the past, all Standing Committees were documented and functional before the season had commenced!
How sad that it took the present GFF Executive Committee one year to enact a Disciplinary and Referees Committee, in defiance of the constitutional requirement. Additionally, of a FIFA mandate in formulating the latter, which should have nullified their voting rights at the last AGM?
By the way wasn’t it a travesty of natural justice for the General Council of the GFF, to deliberate on the UDFA Executive, instead of a Disciplinary Committee? While affiliated clubs were not sanctioned, since all were involved, all must be consumed! Was Moses’ vote/pronouncement unilateral, or was it reflective of the collective will of the EDFA General Council? Maybe it’s Moses who needs help to analyze an audited financial report and the relevant constitutional articulation.
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