Harris elevated in CFU ranks

Barbados Football Association President Randy Harris now has a higher level of responsibility in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) after being elected as the regional body’s First Vice President late last month.

Since taking the helm of local football back in September of 2012, Harris has been adding more titles to his collection and this latest appointment will see him continuing his work to raise the level of the sport at home and across the region.

With the election held during the federation’s Annual General Meeting on July 29, Harris took a 18-8 win over current Second Vice President Rignaal Francisca of Curaçao after holding a Board position for just about a year. There were three nominations made leading up to the elections which were held in Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis, but Anton Sealy of The Bahamas opted out of the race.

With the post becoming vacant due to the resignation of Cheney Joseph of Grenada earlier in the year, Harris has been immediately bumped to the top of the food chain as CFU President (Ag.) since President Gordon Derek has opted to recuse himself due to an ongoing personal issue.

Along with his presidency at the Barbados Football Association, Harris was appointed to the FIFA Beach Soccer Committee. He was also named in a special task force charged with setting up a professional league in the Caribbean. (MP)

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