Shaw cites 'football politics' for opposition to Portmore
Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) president Wayne Shaw yesterday blamed "football politics" for Portmore United's withdraw from participating in the Alliance MoneyGram-McKay Security Under-20 League.
"It is unfortunate that the politics in football continue. I am very disappointed," Shaw told STAR Sports yesterday afternoon.
Portmore came under fire from members within the KSAFA and withdrew.
The St Catherine club had earlier requested to participate in the Corporate Area league and subsequently accepted by KSAFA.
Lack of sponsors had forced the cancellation of the St Catherine Under-20 competition.
A release sent to the media from Portmore's general manager, Clive Marshall, stated that: "Our intention was never to create any disharmony but simply to provide our youngsters who have been in training for months, an opportunity to further develop and showcase their skills. We believe our participation could lead to further disharmony and malcontent and this is not at all our intention."