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Who can replace Horace Burrell?

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Gary Sinclair


Orville Powell


The outspoken and no-nonsense businessman and Montego Bay United owner might find the JFF top seat attractive. Powell, a former member of the St James FA, was also an owner of the former Seba and Village United. Powell has expressed a strong desire to see local football develop on all levels and has frequently spoken against the current administration.


Leon Mitchell


Leon Mitchell, the JNBS assistant general manager and Rockfort Football Club president and coach, brings a wealth of professionalism, football experience, and knowledge to the table.


Horace Reid


The former JFF general secretary ended an 18-year association with the body when he was appointed CONCACAF's director of competitions in 2012. He is held in very high esteem on the football landscape, not only locally, but regionally and internationally. Reid brings a high level of effectiveness, competence, and organisational skills. Many have tipped him to succeed Burrell.


Rudolph Speid


A former president of the most powerful confederation in local football, the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA), Rudolph Speid, an accountant by profession, boasts considerable experience in local football administration. Speid is the lead man at Cavalier Football Club, served as treasurer for the JFF, and currently leads the Jamaica Volleyball Association.


Garfield Sinclair


He is currently managing director of FLOW. A member of the Jamaica Football Federation board of directors. Appointed chairman of the Franchise committee that is responsible for the restructuring of local football.


Stewart Stephenson


A well-respected administrator. Stephenson is currently serving a second stint as KSAFA president. A lawyer by profession and a former ambassador to Cuba.

He is seen as a strong leader. If he decides to run for the position as JFF president, he will certainly be a solid contender.