Ricketts confident of being elected
While some persons have come out in a public show of support for Ambassador Stewart Stephenson Michael Ricketts, who is the front runner for the presidency of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) said that his focus is on keeping the eight parishes that nominated him.
With the election scheduled for September 16, Ricketts who was nominated by eight of the 13 parishes that have votes is busy working on keeping those votes in his corner.
The parish associations that backed Ricketts are Clarendon FA, Westmoreland FA, St James FA, Hanover FA, St Elizabeth FA, Manchester, Trelawny FA and Portland FA.
Stephenson was nominated by four parishes - in KSAFA, St Thomas FA, St Catherine FA and St Mary FA.
"I am focused on keeping the eight persons. They are the ones who determine the winner of the election. They are the key at this point," Ricketts told STAR Sports.
"I'm confident that I will be keeping the eight parishes and be elected president of the JFF on September 16. I have no reason to believe that they will switch," he confidently added.
Ricketts said his team was working on its plans for when he is JFF president.
"We will outline plans in the week leading up to the election but for now we are working to win as much parishes as possible," Ricketts said.
Ricketts said he also spoke with president of the St Ann Football Association, Danny Beckford. St Ann nominated Beckford who had interest in the top post.
"I met with Danny last week, and he will be going back to the St Ann board. I will be meeting with him again this week," Ricketts said about getting St Ann's vote.