PRESS RELEASE, 18 January 2012 |
The Board of Directors of Ethiopian Sports Federation in North America, ESFNA, have decided to expel Bisrat Desta of Seatte Dashen, Tedla Gessesse of Abyssinia S.C. Portland, Tamiru Abebe, Sebsibe Asefa and Ayaya Arega of both DC Ethio-Stars FC from any activities of the organization and of their membership rights.
The decision came after two thirds of the Board of Directors decided to accept the Investigative Committee’s (IC) recommendation. The fundamental constituent of the recommendation is Article 6.5 which states:
“Any Board of Director may be suspended for a period or expelled for cause such as violation of the By Laws or rules of the Federation, or for conduct prejudicial to the best interests of the Federation. Suspension or expulsion shall be by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors. The board member shall be given an opportunity to present a defense to the charges made against him/her.”
The committee also recommended seeking legal advice and taking appropriate actions on infringements involving Mr. Bisrat Desta of Seattle Dashen.
The final vote count on the Investigative Committee’s (IC) recommendations are as follows:
· 18 clubs voted YES
· One club voted NO
· One club abstained
The Executive Committee