Portmore idle ahead of Champions league

July 15, 2017
Shavar Campbell (right) of Tivoli Gardens and Henrico Ricketts of Portmore United lock horns in their Red Stripe Premier League quarter-final at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex on April 24.

With only two weeks before competition starts head coach of Portmore United Linval Dixon said that his team is yet to start preparation for next month's Scotiabank CONCACAF League.

The team isn't working on their preparation for the new season of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) either.

Portmore United qualified for the CONCACAF Round of Sixteen knock out stage after finishing third in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championship last May.

They are due to play Plaza Amador of Panama in the first leg of a two-way tie on August 2 and the return leg a week later in Panama. The winner will advance to the semi-final round.


Knockout stage


However, with two and half weeks to go, Portmore are not in training according to Dixon.

"There is nothing happening," Dixon told STAR Sports when quizzed about preparation for CONCACAF knockout stage.

"I can't tell you nothing about the preparation for the game or premier league pre-season.

Portmore United weres beaten by champions Arnett Gardens in the RSPL final 2-1 on June 5 at the National Stadium and since that the team have not been in training.

The 2017-18 RSPL is tentatively set to kick-off on September 3 with Portmore United against promoted Cavalier SC.

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