Michael Ricketts wins JFF presidential election
Former JFF vice-president and president of the Clarendon Football Association,
Michael Ricketts a little while ago defeated Ambassador Stewart Stephenson eight votes to five at the voting congress at the JFF’s offices in New Kingston on Saturday.
Thirteen parish associations took part in the election.
Ricketts will now complete the two years left on Burrell’s mandate, which was to end in 2019.
St James football executive Bruce Gaynor held the role of interim JFF president since July.
Captain Burrell was at the helm of the organisation when Jamaica made its historic qualification as the first English-speaking Caribbean country to make it to the FIFA World Cup Finals, in 1998.
Captain Burrell passed away on June 6 at the John Hopkins Oncology Centre in Baltimore, USA, where he was undergoing treatment for cancer.