The St. Kitts and Nevis Football Association has announced that the Super Six Football Tournament has been postponed until further notice pending the outcome of a High Court Matter between the Association and the SOL IAS Conaree Football Club. A notice from General Secretary of the SKNFA Stanley Jacobs issued Wednesday May 29, spells out the reasons for the postponement.
“On May 24, 2019, His Lordship Justice Eddy Ventose ordered that the 24 points deducted from SOL IAS Auto Conaree Football Club be restored, pending the outcome of substantive High Court matter. The SKNFA has lodged an appeal against this interim order and filed a certificate of urgency requesting that the appeal be heard in an expeditious timeframe,” Jacobs said in the statement.
The SKNFA General Secretary continued: “In the circumstances, the Super 6 Playoff, which was scheduled to commence on May 29, 2019 has been postponed pending the determination of this matter. The SKNFA wishes to assure our sponsors, partners, patrons, member clubs and other stakeholders that we are fully committed to ensuring that final stage of the National Bank Premier League is concluded in a timely manner and without the need for protracted delay.”
The SOL IAS Conaree F.C. was sanctioned by the SKNFA last month when one of its players, Glenroy Samuels stabbed Raheem Francis, a player from the Rams Village Superstars after a match involving both teams on April 20, 2019. Francis was treated at the JNF Hospital and has been recovering, while Samuels was arrested and charged for attempted murder.
He has also been banned from all football related activities by the SKNFA until the conclusion of the criminal investigation and an internal investigation by the SKNFA. Conaree F.C. was docked 24 points from the 2018-2019 SKNFA National Bank Premier League season for failure to the control of its players and adherence to the principles of “Fair Play” in SKNFA matches. The SKNFA has and continues to strongly condemn any act of violence in the sport of football.