The season of electing office-bearers to sports bodies has begun.
More are keenly interested to get elected to the governing bodies of cricket, athletics and football.
By now, the electing of office-bearers for cricket and athletics are over. Currently, all the attention has been turned to the election of office-bearers to football federation scheduled to be held on July 1.
A former president of the football federation has started his campaign from the North-East.
To begin with, they have started the campaign to garner support from the Wennappuwa league whose president has boldly declined to support him, according to reports.
Thereafter, they have visited the leagues of Puttalam, Vavuniya, Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaithivu, Jaffna, Valikamam, Vadmarachchi, and Point Pedro but only the Valikamam league has agreed to support him.
Failing the northern operation, he began the second leg of his campaign in the East. But the Trincomalee league has agreed to support the vice president hopeful, a retired police officer, but not the president hopeful.
Failing all attempts, he engaged the secretary of the federation get the support of the North-East. The secretary had a humiliating defeat at the recently held Colombo district league election and wants to win the favour of the present president hopeful who was not on good terms with the latter in the past.
As an attempt to gain support for the former president this secretary visited Anuradhapura and called the league presidents of Northern area. But the news in the air is that he was also could not enlist their support in response. Hence, it was also a flop.
The Football Federation is said to be a serpent pit, but many are curious why people are scrambling to get into the federation.