According to the history of Sri Lanka football, it will be the first time that Kandy Football League (KFL) has been excluded from attending the AGM of the Football Federation scheduled for March 17 (Saturday).
It has become evidently clear that the KFL had failed to send in their list of representatives to be included for the AGM, through negligence and lethargy.
The new committee which came in last year in March had failed to have their Annual General Meeting and is also yet to complete the 2011 tournament where the final was played on three occasions and there was no winner or loser.
At one time football flourished in Kandy and it was Kandy who looked after Nawalapitiya, Gampola, Hatton, Kegalle and Matale in the early days. Later on, they formed their own Leagues. The game of football both at school and club level was of high standard until 2011 March. From the day when the new committee came in there had been problems resulting in football not played in the right manner. It was football, which took a Kandy team for the first time overseas to take part in a tournament.
The Federation (parent body) is conducting development all around the country supported by the Sports Ministry but for some reason or another, the administration of Kandy football has taken a huge back seat probably due to less competent members in the Committee with other motives.
Football followers in Kandy say it is time the FFSL seriously took note of what's happening in Kandy and appoint a Sub Committee to go into the affairs of the KFL to get it back to where it was in the past.
A refreshing sight is that although football administration is in a mess, the game is played in a small way with the facilities these teams can afford. There is talent everywhere waiting for the right opportunity.