GFA hit by resignation

The world body for football, FIFA is now faced with a major problem with arrest warrants issued for several world figures on allegations of bribery, corruption and fraud.

The local association in the Spice Isle, the Grenada Football Association (GFA) is having its own problems with its own General Secretary, Ambrose Phillip deciding toresign from the position.

In a brief statement issued, the organisation said: “The Grenada Football Association wishes to confirm the resignation of former General Secretary, Ambrose Phillip, letter of resignation which was received on Friday, 29th May.

The Executive Committee extends best wishes to him in his future and wishes to thank him for the period served as our General Secretary.

We wish to assure our members that the business of football continues to be our primary focus as we prepare for upcoming events including the preparation of various national teams as well as our domestic competitions.

The Executive Committee has appointed Ms. Malaika Church to act as General Secretary in the interim until an appointment is made”.

According to well-placed sources, the resignation of Phillip has come against the backdrop of bickering among officials about the salary estimated at EC$8000.00 a month paid to the GFA General Secretary.

A knowledgeable source told this newspaper that some executive members of GFA are claiming that they had never seen the contract signed between the association and Phillip to cover his stint as a main football organiser in the country.

One senior member is quoted as saying that the salary was never discussed at the Executive level of the local FA.

Phillip is believed to have landed a contract which is about $2000.00 a month more than that paid to former General Secretary, Victor Daniel.

The source said that some club officials have started to query the high-paying salary for a General Secretary as compared to the limited amount of work to be done on a monthly basis by the association.

Phillip has recently retired from another high-paying job as General Manager of the state-controlled Grenada Ports Authority upon reaching the age of retirement.

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