Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Courtesy of Sun Star Newspaper (http://www.sunstar.com.ph/)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 issue
by Marian C. Baring, Staff Reporter

THE Cebu Football Association wants to make sure everything will be in place before it finally holds its long-delayed elections, which will hopefully happen at the end of the month.

Former president Jonathan Maximo, who resigned from his post last Dec. 31, said they are currently in the process of sending out invitations to different clubs and teams.

“We wanted to call on the teams and clubs so that we can explain to them the structure that we need to put up,” Maximo said.

Teams and clubs will be divided into districts, where they will then choose their representatives, something Maximo believes, is something the football association (FA) should initiate.

The crucial part, according to Maximo, is to define the club from a team, group them into districts and for each district to elect their own sets of officers.

“We need to organize them so that we can move forward,” Maximo said.

Maximo added that once these representatives are pinpointed, these people will make up the management committee. They will be the ones who will carry the voice of their district and will have the voting power.

“If each district is represented, then whenever there are meetings, plans and other decision-makings of the FA, the districts will have a voice. He will be the one to disseminate the information to his own district,” Maximo said.

Maximo said they do not want to hurry the elections because what is important is for the clubs to understand the structure the current board wants to follow.

Once the management committee will be formed, then the election will take place. Nine new members of the board of directors will be elected and among them, they will decide who will sit as officers.

Maximo, who had announced he was not seeking for reelection, said that he had suggested a new scheme for the term of the officers.

“Based on experience, a four-year term is too long. I proposed it to be shortened to two years. After all, officers can still seek for reelection after their term expires,” Maximo said. (MCB)

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