Planned match between Liberia, Jamaica canceled
A planned football match between Liberia and Jamaica in
Connecticut has been cancelled after the promoter acknowledged the
teams never agreed to play.
Tickets for the international friendly, scheduled for July 28 at
Rentschler Field, went on sale July 9.
But the United States Soccer Federation says it never received
an application for the match.
Samuel Sampson, a spokesman for promoter Ricky Swen, said
financial negotiations with Liberia fell through. He says Swen is
working to replace Liberia with Kenya for a match that would be
held in August.
USSF spokesman Neil Beuthe says the promoter could face a $1,000
fine for selling tickets.
Paul Marte, a spokesman for Bushnell Management, which runs the
stadium, says those who bought tickets, will get refunds.