Banished from domestic football for four years by FIFA after taking the Barbados Football Association to court some years ago, Randy Harris enjoyed his greatest administrative achievement in football yesterday when he was elected the new BFA president.
In the process he beat out contenders Ricky “Laker” Williams, who, in a widely circulated e-mail last week, had questioned Harris’ candidature, Charles Husbands and Mark Armstrong, during the election at Deighton Griffith Secondary School.
Harris, 57, told Barbados TODAY he was elated at the result and would be putting his all into moving Barbados’ football forward.Harris said he felt vindicated, especially in the face of some of the unkind things which had been said about him leading up to the election. He said he hoped all those involved in the process would now join with him in working hard for local football.
Harris tallied 74 votes to Husbands’ 47, while Armstrong and Williams received a meagre eight and seven votes respectively.
Harris told Barbados TODAY he would be looking at a developmental programme that