Harris elected as CFU 1st Vice President

Barbados Football Association (BFA) President Randolph Harris been elected as 1st Vice President of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) when it held its Annual General Meeting at the Marriott Resort St Kitts in Frigate Bay, Basseterre on Saturday.

Harris who already held a position on the CFU Board for a year was elected 18 votes to 8 when he went up against current 2nd Vice President Rignaal Francisca of Curacao for the position made vacant by the resignation of Cheney Joseph of Grenada. Joseph resigned earlier this year from the Board.

Three nominations were put forward for the post of 1st Vice President leading up the elections. The other candidate Anton Sealy of the Bahamas opted not to contest the elections prior to the vote.

Harris will immediately assume the role of acting CFU President since the President Gordon Derek of Antigua opted to recuse himself from the position pending the outcome of an ongoing personal issue.

In September 2012 Randy Harris was elected in a landslide victory to head the Barbados Football Association. Shortly afterwards he was nominated to the FIFA Beach Soccer Committee to serve as a member. Harris was also appointed on a special task force to look at the setting up of a professional league within the Caribbean and in 2016 he was appointed to the Board of the CFU as a member. He now moves up as 1st Vice President of the CFU and acting President.

Harris being congratulated by members of the Bonaire Football Association.

7 Responses to Harris elected as CFU 1st Vice President

  1. HUDSONONEAL July 30, 2017 at 8:57 am


  2. Nathaniel Anderson July 30, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    ‘Top drawer’ man. The work you put in so many years ago has paid off. Good luck in your new position and may you go from strength to strength.

  3. Mr. Crowley July 30, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Had a run in with him (RH)…..a very foul mouth, disrespectful and ill mannered man..no wonder football is doing so poorly in B’dos and the Caribbean

  4. Greengiant July 30, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I guess you had a run in and you got run out @ Mr. Crowley. We all have our faults, and inperfections, but the majority of CFU members elected him like the members in Barbados football did to administrate football man. Not a church.

  5. Cjoanwilliams July 31, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Truesaying You cant keep a good man down
    Congratulations A Win for all football lovers.
    You are t
    Respected for your contribution yo the gsme God Bless.

  6. Milli Watt July 31, 2017 at 3:48 pm


  7. Jerry Mervriel Nurse September 30, 2017 at 11:10 am

    In general, Barbados Football Association and Clubs continue struggling due to lack of finance. This situation is easily rectifiable. Barbados Government for many years allocate $50.000.00 to each

    Constituency Minister to spend upon Sports in their constituency with an additional $20.000.00 to assist Constituency Elderly. I will take this opportunity reminding all Club present Education Minister the Hon. Ronald Junes PM then Barbados Football Association President certified this Government $50.000.00 Sports allocation. Therefore lets add up 50.000 X 10 years = 500.000.00 X 2 totaling 20 years = $1 Million Dollars each Constituency Minister has received since 1997 to spend upon Sport.

    Looking around Barbados Sports Venues can anyone justifiably see where where this money has gone, totaling lets say 30 Ministers = 31 Million Dollars approximately.

    May I suggest BFA President have all Club Members voting upon having the Government divert this annual $50.000.00 from Ministers and instead unto an Account at the Nation Sports Council with another Account at the BFA Headquarters for Football Clubs. We have the basic Four = Basketball, Cricket, Hockey and Football, each Association receiving $10.000.00 and the remaining $10.000.00 held at the National Sports Council for other Recreational matters specified by Government. This is the only way Sports in Barbados will vastly improve by removing this allocation from politicians having proper records at both the BFA and National Sports Center.

    Yes, Each Football Club designated $10.000.00 annually takes care of all administration, Club Gear and transportation instead of having to be begging Constituency Ministers for bread that has already been provided. It is time for Barbados Football Clubs to rise from Ashes and complete with other Caribbean Clubs more professionally. It is way beyond time for all Pavilions to be upgraded with proper Bathroom / Showers Facilities. April 2001 I pointed this serious hygiene matter in my Governmental address whilst with the Minister Hamilton Lashley; pointing out all Pavilions then in each Changing Room has only one Shower and one Toilet, simplifying catering for Cricket Only, Batsman gets out – comes in shower and that action is repeated whilst Football players and referees constitutes up to 22 at any one time requiring upgrading of facilities.

    Finally, I take this opportunity thanking Minister Hamilton Lashley for listening and providing Flood Lighting for Barbados venues and also providing Basketball and volleyball Hard Courts. Apologies for failing to mention Volley-Ball in the above Four.


    Parish Land, Christ Church FC


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