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BFA president Ronald Jones (FP)

By Randy Bennett | Thu, September 20, 2012 - 12:10 AM

COME MONTHEND, the Barbados Football Association (BFA) will usher in a new president.

That’s because current president Ronald Jones will not be seeking re-election to the BFA’s top post.

After 14 years at the helm, Jones, who is also the Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, has decided to step down and will not be contesting the BFA’s September 30 elections.

Having come under fire for Barbados’ recent poor performances which has seen them plummet to their second worst ever FIFA ranking of 175, and with the general election looming, Jones, who was also recently selected to be a member of FIFA’s Ethics Committee, said the time has come for new blood to be injected into the sport.

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Posted by KEVIN MILLARD 2 years, 1 month ago
If Ronald Jones does indeed step down it will bring an end to 14 years of misery in Barbados football. Years of promises which all failed to materialise, lack of opportunities for local footballers to achieve anything except play for a few dollars, the failure to build the football stadium which was so desperately needed for so many years, the failure of Barbados at National level to progress and even to fall to record depths in FIFA's list, and the list of failures go on and on. Ronald Jones has sat at the helm of Barbados football at a time when millions of dollars have come into the coffers of the BFA, giving no excuse for any lack of development as with previous administrations following years of cries of insufficient funds. And what happened? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. The talented footballers in Barbados of the past few years are indeed a lost generation, something which I am convinced Barbados will not recover from. Of course at the same time other countries such as Guyana, St Vincent, Antigua, St Kitts etc have used the FIFA dollars and developed the sport to such a level that they have left Barbados far behind. Yes, it is good news for Barbados' football that Jones is going. But sadly it is 10 years too late.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 2 years, 1 month ago
Football poor, education poor, ah wonder if election results will be poor too! Anyway - X - = +. Hhhmmm

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