Cedella Marley resigns as Reggae Girls Global Ambassador with immediate effect
(Story written by Robert Williams and Roger Hasfal – posted by Dwight Fraser)
Cedella Marley has tendered her resignation as Reggae Girls global Ambassador with immediate effect.
She made the revelation in a letter to the Jamaica Football Federation last evening ending her just over 10 years in the post after being appointed by now deceased JFF president captain Horace Burrell.
Meanwhile, JFF vice president Raymond Anderson says Jamaica’s Football programme has taken another serious hit, with the news of Marley’s departure, as it speaks clearly to the inability of the current leadership to be trusted.
Anderson in the statement says it is now clear that there has been a deliberate effort to discredit Jamaica’s two-time World Cup-qualifying Reggae Girlz – the squad which has been a beacon of hope and pride for the nation, has been let down, adding that in just three months, the JFF has managed to undo what took Cedella Marley and everyone involved a decade to build.
Anderson has condemned the manner in which the Reggae Girlz and Ambassador Marley have been treated, pointing to lack of communication, unfulfilled promises, and disregard shown as inexcusable.
Anderson adds that he, along with many others, have been left in the dark, excluded from decision-making processes that have led to this moment, while indicating that the current administration has misrepresented facts, failed Cedella, and all those who believe in the power of the nation’s football.
Anderson says he extends his deepest gratitude to Cedella Marley, the Bob Marley Foundation, and all their affiliates for their invaluable contributions, which allowed the history-making girls to emerge on the world stage.