Latvian Football Federation's members call for president Gorkss' resignation

  • 2019-09-27
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Members of the Latvian Football Federation (LFF) have submitted a request for convening an extraordinary congress and firing the federation's president Kaspars Gorkss.

LETA has found out that the letter has been signed by 69 LFF members, which is more than half of the 137 registered members of the organization.

Among those who have signed the letter there are seven Optibet Latvian Football Leagues clubs - RFS, Ventspils, Jurmala Spartaks, Valmiera Glass / ViA, Jelgava, Daugavpils and Metta. Riga and Liepaja are the only Latvian Football League clubs that did not sign the letter.

One of the items on the agenda of the proposed congress is a report by Gorkss on his work as the federation's president, and another item on the meeting's agenda is a vote on dismissing Gorkss from his position.

The reasons for demanding Gorkss' resignation include uncertainty about the infrastructure program implementation plan and insufficient support from the federation for infrastructure projects currently being implemented. The letter also points out that the LFF has been working with no secretary general since Edgars Pukinskis resigned from the post three months ago.

Gorkss is also accused of having no "positive opinion from a sworn auditor, which could jeopardize the federation's status of a public benefit organization as well as its relations with international partners, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and the International Football Federation (FIFA)."

According to the LFF charter, the congress will have to be convened within three weeks.