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Dennis back in charge Santos battle will be a 'legal issue'

Published:Wednesday | November 5, 2014 | 11:00 AM
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Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer

The see-saw battle for Santos Football Club has taken a new twist with Carlton 'Spanner' Dennis reappointed to the helm following a meeting last month.

A release from Santos FC president, Wayne Shaw, stated that the turnaround comes after a meeting on October 25.

"On October 25, 2014, the valid and subsisting directors of Santos Football Club Limited held a director's meeting to address the invalid and unlawful removal of approximately seven (7) directors from Santos Football Club Limited and the consequent invalid appointment of approximately eight (8) individuals to the board of directors of the club, at a meeting held on October 10, 2014," the release said.

"At the Board meeting held on October 25, 2014, motions to have Mr Huntley Green, Mr Bertram Scott and Ms Jennifer Whyte removed were made and approved. The three (3) previous directors of Santos Club Football Limited, despite being given approximately a week and a half notice of the resolutions to remove them as directors, opted not to object to their removal from the club.

"Therefore the current directors of the Santos Football Club Limited are Carlton 'Spanner' Dennis, Corey Bennett, Wayne Shaw, Phillip Williams, Dawn Smith, Livingstone Morrison, Robert Rainford and Richard Powell."

The release further stated: "Mr Carlton Dennis is the coach of the Santos team which is presently participating in the 2014 Jackie Bell Knockout football competition and is presently into the third round."

A legal battle for the ownership and management of Santos FC looms after a different board had been elected at a meeting on October 10.

The members of that board were Winston Chung-Fah (chairman), Patrick Chin (treasurer), Jennifer Whyte (secretary), Churchill Neita (attorney), Allan Cole (technical committee), Huntley Green, Bertram Scott, Cecil Warren, Neville Bell, Carl Matthews (facility manager) and Trevor Campbell.

Now, Green, Whyte and Scott have been voted off the Dennis-led board.

Green said he was aware of the meeting, but not properly notified.

"I was not properly notified of such a meeting. It was illegal. It will be a legal issue. That is how we will deal with the situation," Green told The Gleaner yesterday.

"The same thing, he (Dennis) is accusing us of, that's the same thing he is doing," he added.