Minister of Sports, Senator Norlan Cox has called on the GFA to do much more to change the public perception of the association.
Minister Cox who did not mixed words in admonishing the GFA said the government is keen to assist the association but warns the public perception is not making it easy for the GFA which celebrates ninety five years of existence this year
“while you may be doing well and we do acknowledge the efforts of the President and his executive committee, but recent events within football has not been favourable” he stated.
The government he stated is willing to work with the GFA in all areas but the association need to diligently seek to improve on its delivery warned the minister.
The minister welcome the request for support from government with its latest proposals which includes training of more coaches to work within clubs and communities as well ad plans by the GFA to engage a cadre of players to train full time in preparation for future international tournaments.
President Cheney Joseph, committed to improving the image of the association and assured the minister that recent events provided an opportunity for the association to start from scratch. “we believe these events happened not by mistake, it was probably the start needed to fix football island wide” Joseph stated.
He assured the minister that the executive committee was committed and determined to improve all aspects of football in Grenada including women’s football, grassroots and club.
Joseph believes the GFA has the ability to rebound following recent events involving his executive committee.