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KSAFA demands Speid's resignation

Published:Tuesday | September 22, 2020 | 12:44 PM
Rudolph Speid
Rudolph Speid

The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) has demanded, with immediate effect, the resignation of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) technical committee chairman, Rudolph Speid.

The letter, which was addressed to Speid and signed by KSAFA president Wayne Shaw, said Speid's role as a JFF board director, technical committee chairman, head the JFF's coaching school operations, chairman of the Jamaica Coaches Association, member of the Jamaica National Premier League (JNPL) and owner and major shareholder in Cavalier Soccer Club 'consists of clear lines of conflict of interest'.

"Central in this list is the untenable position of technical committee chairman. Jamaica’s football is at a cross roads in many areas and it is imperative that the JFF appoints someone that is void of such conflicts and therefore can view important policy matters objectively," the letter read.

It also added that the lack of respect and disregard, shown by the technical committee chairman, to stakeholders in such an important role will not be allowed to continue, and concluded that if Speid fails to honour the request, the association will call on the federation to address the matter.

Speid was appointed technical committee chairman in February by JFF president Michael Ricketts.

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