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‘No need’ for FIFA sanction

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

‘No need’ for FIFA sanction

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THE Islands Cup Open 2017 does not need to be sanctioned by CONCACAF, FIFA or the Caribbean Football Union (CFU).

This was the declaration made by chairman of the tournament, Chris Anderson, during an exclusive interview with the SATURDAY SUN.

Anderson was responding to comments made by Barbados Football Association (BFA) president Randy Harris, who earlier this week stated they would not sanction the tournament. He further noted he had not seen correspondence to indicate permission was being sought from CONCACAF or the CFU to host the tournament which runs from July 6 to 16.

“In respect to what Randy said, at this time we have no request from FIFA and CONCACAF to make no applications on what we are doing, as it does not need any sanctioning from either body. It is clearly stated that what we are doing is a scratch tournament. We are not aware of any rule in FIFA that omits us from hosting those games, so what Mr Harris is saying is news to us. It is also news to the other federation heads who have already given us their sanction, and who also come from the same body that he comes from in CFU.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.