KSAFA VP Stewart resigns

August 02, 2017
Carvel Stewart
Stewart Stephenson

The leadership of the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) has been thrown into disarray following the resignation of vice president Carvel Stewart and at least "one other person" following the association's decision to back the candidacy of Stewart Stephenson for the presidency of the Jamaica Football Federation at next month's elections.

KSAFA had initially agreed to support Clarendon Football Association boss Michael Ricketts for the top job.

However, last Friday when the candidates were announced it was revealed that KSAFA would instead be backing the former KSAFA president Stephenson who threw his hat in the day late in the day.

"Yes, we are supporting him," KSAFA president Wayne Shaw told STAR Sports last Friday. "Not everyone agreed, but that is how it is. It's a democracy but the majority counts."

Stephenson told The Gleaner on Monday that he had been encouraged by persons in the field to run for the post following the death of late President Captain Horace Burrell in June.

"In as few words as I can, because I have been spoken to by a number of them, people within the circle of electors, and a number of people in the fraternity, and I await the nominations before I go any further. If we receive the required nomination, we will have lots of time to talk," Stephenson said.

THE STAR contacted Shaw and Stewart yesterday but was told that the association had taken a decision to allow general secretary Dwayne Dillon to speak on all matters.

However, calls to Dillon's mobile phone yesterday went straight to voicemail.

Stephenson stepped down from the KSAFA presidency earlier this year for what he said were personal reasons, making way for Shaw to take over the helm of the football body.

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