Football needs corporate support - Boxhill

September 04, 2017
Crenston Boxhill
From left; Peter Moses, consultant at GraceKennedy, Christopher Zacca, president and CEO of Sagicor, Don Wehby, group chief executive officer of GraceKennedy Limited, Paul Scott, president of the Private Sector Organisation Of Jamaica, and Ricardo Nuncio, managing director of Red Stripe, at a breakfast round table meeting with Stewart Stephenson at theTerra Nova Hotel last Thursday.
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Former JFF president Crenston Boxhill believes Stewart Stephenson's ability to rally corporate support for his manifesto launch at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel on Thursday augurs well for the former KSAFA boss's bid for JFF president.

Boxhill , who served as JFF president from 2003-2007 himself struggled to get funding during his time at the helm of Jamaica's football and said the support Stephenson received from leaders of companies such as GraceKennedy and Sagicor among others is a good sign.

"The football definitely needs the support of these people, it cannot function without them. I've been there and I know without corporate support you are going nowhere," he told STAR Sports.

Stephenson will be going up against Clarendon Football Association president Michael Ricketts at the September 16 election.

"I was quite impressed with the turnout and the comments that were made from the turnout so if at short notice one of the candidates, Ambassador Stephenson, can put these group of people together and with the comments that have been coming from them I think that it speaks well for him and it speaks well for Jamaica's football," said Boxhill.

Boxhill added that he believes Stephenson to be the better candidate.

"I think that the two candidates taking everything into consideration especially the fact that we need corporate support I think he is the better candidate," he concluded.

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