It would appear that the Southampton Rangers and the Bermuda Football Association are on a collision course, it all stems from an email on Friday informing the Southampton Rangers that they have been kicked out of the FA Challenge Cup.
The recently crowned Friendship Trophy Champions Southampton Rangers are crying foul, club President Jason Wade said, “We have been handle wrong by the Bermuda Football Association and not for the first time this season.”
Another source close with the club told www.islandstats.com “Southampton Rangers had a player denied to play because of an issued that was before the courts and when the matter was resolved the player was still not allowed to play.”
Wade continued, “At the beginning of the season we were given permission by the Bermuda Football Association Treasurer and received a letter indicating that we were on a payment plan and as long as we met the payment requirements we would be allowed to play in all competitions.”
“We then find out the agreement that was created by the Bermuda Football Association was unconstitutional and was withdrawn by the Bermuda Football Association, with the Southampton Rangers lodging an appeal,” continued Wade.
Wade went on to say, “We met with the Appeals Committee, we showed them the document given to us by the Bermuda Football Association, but because no one from the Bermuda Football Association was at the hearing it was adjourned, but we were told that we would have the chance to meet with the Appeals Committee and the Bermuda Football Association to have the matter resolved before the draw, but on Friday at 4pm we received notice that we are out of the FA Challenge Cup.”
www.islandstats.com understands that a meeting was due to be held by members of the Southampton Rangers to address the issue, but we are yet to get an update on the outcome of the meeting.