Bruce Gaynor, the St James Football Association President who was a Vice-President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), has been elected as the interim President of the local football governing body.
Gaynor defeated fellow Vice-President Raymond Anderson by a 12-4 margin at Saturday’s meeting of the board of directors of the JFF at the federation’s headquarters.
The interim president is to serve for a period of 60 days, following which a date is to be set for a Special General Meeting (congress), at which an election will be held for a long-term president of the JFF, to replace the late President, Captain Horace Burrell, who passed away last month after battling with cancer a year.
Burrell, who led the JFF since 1994 except for a four-year period, was buried on Wednesday at Up Park Camp after a thanksgiving service earlier in the day at the National Arena in St Andrew.
A number of potential contenders, including Gaynor, are expected to campaign to become the long-term president of the football federation.
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