Uncertainty grips Charlemont | player left out amid investigation

The Charlemont High School football team in St Catherine is gripped by uncertainty as to whether it will be affected by a major ruling, which is to be made by the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA).

ISSA recently launched an investigation regarding the eligibility of a footballer representing Charlemont in the ongoing ISSA/WATA daCosta Cup Football Competition.

The Beacon has been receiving conflicting reports regarding the origin of the complaint that sparked the probe.

Coach of Charlemont High, Kavi Meeks, this afternoon, confirmed that an investigation is taking place regarding a player – not the entire team. Hence, he does not think ISSA will boot the entire squad from the competition.

Meeks declined to disclose details regarding the complaint and the specific footballer, noting the ongoing investigation.

He however disclosed that, out of caution, Charlemont High prevented the footballer in question from participating in the match played yesterday against McGrath High School.

The player, who recently switched from another school to represent Charlemont, was involved in other matches played with schools in Zone K – including Dinthill Technical High.

If ISSA rules against Charlemont and deducts points, that school may tumble from its current position and ending up being eliminated.

Charlemont High, on 8 points, is currently in second position in Zone K.

McGrath High School, on 13 points, is the only team that is sure to advance from the zone to the next round.

The ISSA ruling, along with the outcome of matches to be played on Saturday, will determine the next team that will join McGrath in advancing to the second round.


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