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KSAFA comes out victorious in confed dispute with JFF

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Spencer Darlington

After months of fighting against the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) decision to play in a South Eastern Zone, the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) has walked away victorious following Friday's board meeting.

KSAFA have fought tooth and nail to have their teams remain in the Super League instead of playing outside of the parish. But they were constantly met with a resounding “no". However, things took a turn in favour of KSAFA as the JFF gave them the ok to remain as they were. Despite KSAFA getting their way, JFF president Michael Ricketts says it's a victory for football.

RJR Sports understands that there was some prompting from CONCACAF after someone sent the matter to the regional body. KSAFA president Wayne Shaw described it as a good day for football. With the zone now a "no no", the play-off competition to the Premier League has increased from four to seven teams. KSAFA will produce one of seven teams while the winner of St Thomas will play off with that of Portland to provide another.

St Mary and St Ann will twin, so too Trelawny and St James, Westmoreland and Hanover, St Catherine and Clarendon and then Manchester and St Elizabeth providing the other.



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