BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – THE St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association (SKNFA) has postponed the start of the league Playoffs pending the outcome of a court matter.
According to the SKNFA, the postponement is due to the pending outcome of a High Court matter between the Association and the SOL IAS Conaree Football Club.
That announcement came on the heels of the SKNFA indicating that the 24 points deducted from SOL Island Auto Conaree Club would be reinstated.
The deduction formed part of the team’s punishment, along with a transfer ban for the 2019/2020 season, following an incident involving one of its players and a member of RAM Village Superstars FC.
The player, Glenroy Samuel, had allegedly stabbed Raheem Francis on April 20 after he left the locker room following a game at the Warner Park Football Stadium.
In a statement, General Secretary of the SKNFA, Stanley Jacobs said: “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.”
The SKNF General Secretary further said, “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.”
He assured the sponsors, partners, patrons, member clubs and other stakeholders that the Association is committed to ensuring that the final stage of the Premier League is concluded in a timely manner.