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‘I don’t have such powers,’ says BFA president


President of the Bequia Football Association Dominique Stowe has denied that he had anything to do with the Bequia United Football Club’s Invitational Football Competition being shut down last Wednesday at the Clive Tannis Playing Field in Bequia.{{more}}

Stowe’s reaction was in direct reaction to a media report on a local radio station that he was responsible for the police calling a halt to the competition.

“I don’t have such powers to close down a football competition”, Stowe reiterated to SEARCHLIGHT last Friday.

Stowe was incensed that his name was being implicated in the situation.

“… I wrote a letter in a local newspaper recently, distancing the Bequia Football Association from the invitational competition; that’s all I did …. I say again, we chose not to hold in tournament this year because of the issue with the fencing of the field”, the BFA president restated.

Stowe, who is also a committee member on the executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation, noted that he is a lover of football and would do anything to see the sport progress.

“People in Bequia are passionate about football… Since I took over the running of the Bequia Football Association last year, I have done a lot to promote the sport — a properly organized competition with incentives for the players, a small goal competition on the hard court, among other things”, Stowe claimed.

The Bequia United Football Club Invitational competition began on Sunday, October 13, with eleven teams participating; however, it was stopped last Wednesday.

It was reported that the club did not get the necessary permission from the National Sports Council (NSC), the government agency under whose ambit the Clive Tannis Playing Field falls.

The National Lotteries Authority recently carried out repairs on the pavilion and some of the other amenities at the Clive Tannis Playing Field.(RT)