Cavalier expect tough premier league qualifiers
Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Cavalier are looking towards a tough qualifying competition for the premier league, after wrapping up the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA)/Claro Super League championship on Saturday.
"All the teams from the other confederations are good teams and so I know that it is going to very tough for us," Lamar Morgan, Cavalier's assistant coach, told
after their victory.
"However, we are there now and so I think that our chances are good as all the other teams. But we are going out there to do our best," Morgan added.
The play-offs will involve the champion team from each of the four Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) confederations. They will play round robin on a home and away basis, with the top two advancing to next season's premier league.
A former premier league giant, Cavalier formalised their hold on the KSAFA title with an easy 2-0 victory over hosts Barbican in their final match on the season.
Oneil Morrison (78th) and Locksley Thompson (90th) were the goalscorers.
Cavalier finished at the summit with 50 points, six ahead of Santos (44), followed by Rae Town (43), Mountain View (39), Jamaica Defence Force (38), Constant Spring (31), Duhaney Park (26), Real Mona (24), Barbican (23) and Bull Bay (21).
Meadhaven United (15) and Maverley/ Hughenden (five) finished at the bottom of the table and will be relegated to the Major League competition next season.
Morgan said he was delighted with his teams success because they had to "fight very hard to win the competition" and have done something special.
"I feel very elated about our performance and about this championship because I think this means a lot to the club," said Morgan.
"Credit must also be given to my players because it is not easy to play for 21 weeks and come out as the champions."