Football Federation of Belize

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Football Federation of Belize
CONCACAF
Association crest
Founded 1980
FIFA affiliation 1986
CONCACAF affiliation 1986
President Ruperto Vicente

The Football Federation of Belize (FFB), formerly known as the Belize National Football Association (BNFA) and founded in 1980, is the governing body of football in Belize. It is a member of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), CONCACAF, and Union Centroamericana de Fútbol (UNCAF).

Founding and executive bodies[edit]

Founding Fathers of the FFB were Mr. Delhart Courtney J.P, Sir George Brown (retired Chief Justice of Belize), Mr. Hubert Bradley and Mr. Daniel Edmund. Courtney served as the first President and retired in 1996. Other Presidents include Mr. Rafael Cal and Mr. Nick Pollard Jr.

Ruperto Vicente is the current President of the FFB and has held that position since 2011. The FFB comprises three main bodies: Executive Committee, General Council and General Meeting.

The FFB is organized into several regional affiliates and leagues, which serve as a farm system for the Premier League of Belize.

The Premier League of Belize is the top football league in Belize. It is sanctioned by the professional division of the FFB and its teams are eligible for international competition.

Regional affiliates and leagues[edit]

  • Premier League of Belize
  • Corozal Football Association
  • Orange Walk Football Association
  • Belize District Football Association
  • Belmopan Football Association
  • Cayo Football Association
  • Stann Creek Football Association
  • Toledo Football Association

June 2011 suspension by FIFA[edit]

On 15 June 2011, Belize kicked-off the Road to Brazil (2014 FIFA World Cup qualification) against minnows Montserrat, winning 2-5 away in a match played in the Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. However, the return which was scheduled for 19 June was postponed by FIFA when they suspended the FFB due to governmental interference.[1] The FFB filed suit against Belize's Minister for Sports John Saldivar over the suspension; they were represented by Elson Kaseke.[2][3]

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