MoBay United's Powell remains defiant

April 29, 2016

Chairman of Montego Bay United FC, Orville Powell is holding firm by continuing to protest about the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) decision to stage the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final this Sunday at Catherine Hall Complex in St James, starting at 4 p.m.

MBUFC did not attend the weekly RSPL press conference yesterday morning at Red Stripe's Hospitality Lounge located at Spanish Town Road in St Andrew.

The finalists - Portmore United FC and MBUFC were invited but only Portmore representatives turned up.

"We continue to protest. We are protesting. They (the PFAJ) continue to disrespect people. We are also stakeholders as clubs. I will not take the field on Sunday at 4 p.m. If they don't compromise, we won't compromise," Powell told STAR Sports when contacted yesterday morning.

rules and regulation

General manager of the Premier League Clubs' Association (PLCA), Andrew Price said that MBU will be sanctioned for not attending the weekly press conference.

"This is a part of the rules and regulation of the body. Punitive measures will be taken as it applies to anything that the clubs are invited to attend, so if a club is not there they will be sanctioned," Price said during the press conference.

The PFAJ is responsible for making the decision on match dates and time.

The RSPL final will be aired live on TVJ and SportsMax, it will also be on CNTV in America and Canada.

Meanwhile, the PFAJ held an emergency meeting last Wednesday concerning matters related to the RSPL final.

"Coming out of the meeting a letter outlining the repercussions of the expressed intention by the Montego Bay United FC was clearly communicated. The match-day technical meeting with the finalists is scheduled on April 29 (today) at 4 p.m.," a release stated.

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