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Football's power loversFootball's power loversYOU are not always who you think you will always be, nothing lasts forever.

The saying fits the profile of some of the soccer administrators of today, who seem to think they've the place in position.

They see themselves as irreplaceable and more so have the ability to do what they're doing.

The two fraternities that have people display such culture of ownership is the Fijian League and the FANCA wing of the British Columbia Muslim Sports Association.

The self-centered must be made known that holding on to power not only weakens them in the public eye but damages the progress of the sport and withdraws fans support more than anything else.

They must also be mindful of the fact that control not only ruins football but self-respect and draws criticism from all spectrum.

So much, that the former has the making of such, and that it has become a veteran's league, the latter comes to light every FANCA year.

While the FSLGV blows the success trumpet, it is anything but that and many feel the once best run league is destined to become extinct in not to distance future.

With FANCA and team Canada's failed 2018 campaign, many heads will roll and by hearing some of the comments made during the live coverage, it clearly shows that the beginning of the end is near for the many who held the baton so dear to them for years.

The usual rhetoric, from being a poor run organization, to scheduling and bad referees topped the outcry at Lautoka's Churchill Park.

But it was during the 2016 FANCA tournament a group led by coach Shaheed Sahib and then manger Mohammed Janif made a scathing criticism at this website live on social media, Facebook.

This was after their grandeur finale 3-1 win over Australia at Prince Charles Park in Nadi.

Their few minutes of fame was well documented on video that went viral.

Interestingly, Janif and another were accredited media during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Canada Sevens at the BC Place Stadium.

Having been part of the pool, the two may have learnt the power of media and the codes of practice and the ethics of representation, unless they just used the opportunity for the grand seat among the rugby sevens best.

Two years on, Sahib, Janif and the team didn't have the same luxury to turn their jubilation into a triad as they failed to come out of the pool stages.

The FANCA Muslim soccer tournament will continue on with or without the said, but given the dying interests, the growing age concerns and the cost borne factor, many will arbitrarily walk away from the association in not too distance future.

Same can be said about the FSLGV, in their 15 some year existence they haven't taken an All star trip outside of the lower mainland, given any consideration for the training and development of football and let alone promoted local talent for greater good.

It is that love for power that have them craft a career in football and have put themselves before the organization.

What is fair to say is that sports have for years seen the fall of every rise as no one has lasted in a position of power forever.

It is just a matter of time when fate comes calling and like the many who transcended the sport before them and who don't get special mention, they too will become the face of no respect in years' to come.

One day, that is, nothing lasts forever.

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