Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) president, Ambassador A.B. Stewart Stephenson, is expected to announce that he is stepping down from the role in a press conference today. Stephenson, who is a lawyer by profession, is said to be stepping down because of what he describes as “personal reasons”. He first came to power in 1996, served for 11 years and was then succeeded by Rudolph Speid. He then returned to replace Speid in 2014 for two terms and continued after the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) extended the term limit for confederation presidents to four years. Sources say that Speid will be nominated for a return to the role as he has publicly declared an interest, while the association’s general secretary Wayne Shaw, told The Gleaner that he would be contesting the election. No other names are expected to be put forward to challenge them. “We’re surprised and we weren’t expecting him to go,” Shaw said yesterday. “He was in the first year of his four-year term and we did not want him to go. We tried to convince him to stay, but he made his choice.” Shaw says that he does not expect much to change in the association as the rest of the executive body is expected to remain. “The team will still be there,” he says. “We will be OK. The only change is that I will be running for the presidency.” Some of Stephenson’s achievements in the last year of his tenure include brokering a television rights deal with Television Jamaica to broadcast quarter-final, semi-final, and final matches for its competitions for five years; ridding the confederation of debts; and relocating to larger headquarters. Also, during Stephenson’s stint last year, a television rights contract was signed between Television Jamaica and Television Jamaica Sports Network and KSAFA to provide televised coverage of the Jackie Bell Knockout competition. Stephenson had been previously tipped to challenge JFF President Captain Horace Burrell for the top job in local football, but he recently told The Gleaner that he would only consider the position if the money was right, as he has more important priorities. Nominations for the post will be presented to the public next week. KSAFA is a leading confederations in Jamaican football, with 39 clubs as members, across the Corporate Area. HIS ACHIEVEMENTS
F2 Logistics was doing great without star Lindsay Stalzer. Now that she’s here, the Cargo Movers look sharper than ever.Stalzer debuted in style for F2 Logistics, which shrugged off an early hiccup to turn back United VC, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-22, on Tuesday in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The 30-year-old Stalzer showed why she was worth the wait for the Cargo Movers, who remained on an unbeaten course in the tournament.“If Lindsay wasn’t here, we would have probably lost, 3-0,” said F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus, whose wards picked up their third win in as many starts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThat assessment may not be a stretch, even with the Cargo Movers holding fort in the first two games while Stalzer fulfilled club commitments in Indonesia.Stalzer fired 25 kills and five blocks to finish with 30 points in a game that was close in all four sets. Becky Perry chipped in 16 points for the Cargo Movers. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Margielyn Didal gets ‘unexpected’ recognition as PSA Athlete of the Year Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Stalzer and Perry stepped up against a spirited fight put up by UVC, which leaned on US NCAA Division I standouts Filipino-Americans Kalei Mau and Alohi Robins-Hardy as well as imports Tai Manu-Olevao and Yaasmeen Bedart-Ghani.“UVC is really a strong team that is only starting to know each other,” said De Jesus. “Stalzer had practiced with us only twice, but she’s really a great leader inside the court.”PLDT Home Fibr ripped Foton, 25-16, 25-20, 25-17, in the second game.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?