FFB Bex About CONCACAF Sanction
The Football Federation of Belize is contemplating whether or not it should appeal a decision from the CONCACAF Disciplinary Committee. That Committee has decided to sanction Belize for missing a match in French Guiana.
Earlier this month, the FFB explained that the National Team was unable to travel to French Guiana to participate in the Concacaf Nation's League Match against French Guiana, which was scheduled for September 5th. From their perspective, they were fighting an uphill battle, after their previous travel arrangements for the team completely fell through.
For various, legitimate reasons, it turned into a logistical nightmare, and, in the end, the team simply didn't make it because their chartered flights couldn't get them there.
Well, the Concacaf Disciplinary Committee has examined the case, and that committee ruled last Tuesday that the FFB is at fault.
Their ruling says, quote, "After due examination of the case, of the evidence at their disposalÃƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬¦ the Committee determined that the Football Federation of Belize is responsible and accountable for its lack of compliance in arriving in French Guiana on time."
As for penalties, the Committee imposed a warning to the FFB. The Committee also recommended that Concacaf retain the travel allowance for the amount of $50,000 US to the FFFB, for Belize's upcoming match #53 against St. Kitts and Nevis, which is scheduled to be played on October 13th, 2019.
Their ruling closes by saying, quote, "Be advised that the Football Federation of Belize may be excluded from further participation in the Concacaf Nations League and stronger sanctions may be imposed, if there are any repeated incidents." End quote.
Yashmin Juan, the FFB's Communications and Marketing Director, commented, quote, "The FFB is contemplating appealing the decision." End quote. Channel 7