Following its investigations into the shooting incident at the National Gymnasium on Saturday April 14 at the finals of the Petra Organization’s Third Annual Futsal Tournament, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has instructed that the final be replayed and has imposed a lifetime ban on the perpetrator, Leon Duncan, from all GFF sanctioned matches or events.
The GFF has instructed that the match must be replayed without the presence of spectators on a week day (Monday – Friday) no later than 17:00hrs, and that the GFF must be notified of the replay date no later than 48 hours prior to kickoff.
This need for replay of the match was communicated in a correspondence dated 24th March to
Troy Mendonca, Co-Director of Petra Organization. The letter, in part, reads: “Please be informed that the GFF, on concluding its investigation and the review of statements from officials in relation to the incident and also taking into consideration the details surrounding the previous incident of Thursday, 8th March, 2018, the Executive Committee can no longer exercise reasonable confidence that the security arrangements were adequate during the conduct of the tournament. Additionally, following consultation with the National Sports Commission through the office of the Director of Sport, we find no information to mitigate our conclusion.”
Meanwhile, Leon Duncan, known as “Whistle,” has been “banned from attendance at any and all
GFF sanctioned matches or events.”
In an advisory issued to the Regional Member Associations, the GFF, in part, said: “This investigation has been concluded and, in keeping with its Constitutional mandate to control and regulate all forms of football, the GFF hereby imposes a life-time ban on Leon Duncan, alias “Whistle,” from attendance at any and all GFF sanctioned matches or events.
The Federation therefore asks that all Football Stakeholders, Regional Member Associations,
Promoters, Clubs, and relevant Security Organizations be guided accordingly.”
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