Marcos comes out, terms JKFA ban unjust
‘No Genuine Reason To Bar My Work, Clubs’
Srinagar, Apr 13: Four months after being banned by J&K Football Association (JKFA) the Argentinean born football coach Juan Marcos Trio has come out terming the allegations labeled against him and his club International Sports Academy Trust (ISAT) as baseless.
He has termed the ban on his activities and his three clubs as unjust and without any justification on part of JKFA.
“There is no justification to ban my activities and the clubs run by me here in Valley. All the allegations leveled by JKFA against me are baseless” Marcos told Greater Kashmir.
“I could have answered the allegations earlier but I wanted to make my case strong and give them a convincing reply. It took me around four months to document reply of around 250 pages against the allegations,” he said.
Pertinently Marcos and his clubs were banned by JKFA after the Sports Minister, RS Chib made comments regarding JKFA-Marcos relation.
Chib, on the occasion of function, hosted by Marcos had said that the Brazilian coach doesn’t require following JKFA rules and for the promotion of game rules can be relaxed.
He had further said that if JKFA doesn’t support Marcos, the Government will support him.
Following the comments, JKFA parted ways with the coach, cancelled registration of his clubs and coaching camps.
“Chib was no one to speak on behalf of me. He made comments on his own and put me in quagmire. It is because his comments that were genesis of the problem and JKFA got an excuse to stop me working here” Marcos said.
The Argentinean born Brazilian football coach said that JKFA has written a letter to All India Football Federation (AIFF) in which former has given reasons to ban him from the football activities in Kashmir.
“ I am not qualified coach, my activities are confined to Wanabal area only and players were sent without their consent, and they asked about my source of funding and about the tenuire of two players in Brazil,” he said.
They also blamed that I organized events without their consent, did not produce any player in 5 years of my work and the contract had has already expired with them, he said.
“I am a qualified coach with proper coaching certificates and license, organised activities all over Valley including Gurez that is known to all, players were sent with their consent, in Brazil two players were for 10 months and their passports are proof of it, I don’t need to show JKFA my source of income as I am not getting any single penny from them,” Marcos said.
“ I have been filing income tax returns and they can contact concerned officials for it,” he added.
He further said that he has been organising every event in collaboration with JKFA and has got documental proof of it. “I have produced number of players who are playing in clubs like JK Bank, JKPDC and others, my contract with JKFA is expiring at the end of 2012 ” Marcos revealed.
He said that due to the controversy already a number players have suffered and it is affecting the overall development of football in Kashmir.
“When I came here, football was not that big and after my arrival it got boost and thousands of youngsters started to attended my camps. I established academies all over State including far flung areas of Ganderbal, Bandipora, Gurez others,” he said.
“I started the new concept of winter football here which ultimately was taken up by JKFA itself. However with the ban it all came to an abrupt halt,” he added
He said he had got offers from States like Jharkhand and Biscoe School to train their players but I rejected them as I was associated with JKFA.
“I am here to impart training to players and have worked hard for five years. I can’t see everything being ruined so want an end to this row as early as possible.” he added.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:00:00 IST
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