One football coach complains his colleagues are using underhand tactics to lure transfers while the Cayman Islands Football Association reminds clubs to follow proper protocol while its transfer window is open.
The window remains open until 31 January.
Appearing on the 13 January episode of Let’s Talk Sports, Cayman Athletic Sports Club’s Ernie “Gillie” Seymour says this time of year brings out the worst in Cayman’s football coaches.
“I’m very disappointed in a lot of the coaches,” Seymour said. “They have no respect for other coaches in the programme. When you’re requesting a transfer, the coach, president or general secretary should request that transfer from the other club. What they’re doing is sending the players with the transfer form. Some of the forms are not fully filled out. I think that is total disrespect from some of the coaches here. All players have to sign a code of conduct before they can play in the CIFA league. I think the coaches also need to sign a code of conduct because we’re very disrespectful to each other.”
CIFA President Bruce Blake issued an email on the subject last week. It read in part:
“If a coach is interested in signing a player from another club, he/she should approach the coach of the former club first, as a matter of protocol and courtesy, prior to approaching the targeted player.”
CIFA confirms one transfer has been approved by the association thus far but has added no other details.