Portmore Utd owner rubbishes Clarendon return

November 11, 2017
Shavar Thomas (right) Ricardo Makyn/Multimedia Photo Editor Portmore United president Horace Reid (left) in discussion with head coach Shavar Thomas.

Portmore United owner, Herman Ming, has denied rumours that he is taking the club back to Clarendon, however, he does not rule out the possibility of a return in the future.

In recent weeks, the rumour surfaced that Ming, the one-time majority shareholder of the club wanted the club back in the parish of its origin, but it was reported that he was getting staunch opposition from current club president, Horace Reid.

However, when contacted, Ming flatly refuted the claim that he wanted the club back in the parish; although in the same breath, he did not rule out the possibility.

"No, nothing like that. I don't know where you got that from," he insisted. "There is no truth in that, that I know of," he said.

However, when asked if he would want the club back in Clarendon, his response was, "Not off the bat, not really. But if anything change, I will let you know," he commented.


Ming, who was the main man in charge when the club came to the fore in the 1990s, is pleased with how the club is being operated and believes the rumour was just something started by spectators. "Yes, man, everything is alright (with the club). Spectators will say anything," he added.

The club, which was founded and funded mainly by the Ming family, started out as Hazard United and played under that name for 10 years in the nation's top division, before it moved to Portmore, St Catherine and took on the name Portmore United in 2003. However, the St Catherine club has continued to maintain strong ties with neighbouring, Clarendon, and many fans from the community of Hazard in May Pen are still hopeful their beloved club will return one day. But according to Ming, it will not be in the immediate future.

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