Football agent accuses Presidential Advisor on Empowerment of making racist remarks – 18th Jan 2013
Damaging allegations of Racism have been levelled at Presidential Advisor on Empowerment, Odinga Lumumba, just 24 hours ahead of the Elections of a new Executive of the Georgetown Football Association.
At a Press Conference this morning, Football agent, Fizal Khan, who has been around the Golden Jaguars team for several years now and who intends to contest a position on the GFA Executive, claimed that the offending racist remarks were made by the top Government official to someone who represented him in a matter.
The World Governing body FIFA has a zero tolerance policy for racism in Football and recently sent strong messages to players and Federations with the impositions of bans and monetary fines where cases were proved. Khan said he felt hurt by the allegations which he said should be dealt with.
UG sports co-ordinator, Lavern Fraser-Thomas, has a date with history tomorrow when she comes up against incumbent President, Vernon Burnett, in the long awaited Georgetown Football Association Annual general meeting, where a new executive is expected to be elected. But Fraser-Thomas who sits on the GFA council believes she is up to the task.
She has worked in sport for most of her life and believes she brings a wealth of experience to the Association. If elected, there are some areas where she would make changes.
Fraser-Thomas is the co-ordinator of the Digicel Schools Football tournament and has managed the female National Football squad to engagements during 2010. She has also been actively involved in the coaching of Netball.