Portmore willing to take Premier League title if MoBay don't show for final

April 29, 2016
@Normal:Humble Lion's Ricardo Cousins (left) plays the ball while being challenged by his close friend, Portmore United's Michael Binns, during a Red Stripe Premier League semi-final at the Effortville Community Centre on Sunday, April 10.

Portmore United FC are ready and willing to play the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final when they face protesting Montego Bay United FC at Catherine Hall Complex in St James next Sunday.

Andre Waugh, technical director of five-time national champions said his club will take the title if MBUFC does not turn up for the final.

"We won't mind taking the trophy, if they (MBU) are not there. However, the fans will be cheated," Waugh told the RSPL weekly press conference at Red Stripe Hospitality Lounge yesterday.

MBUFC failed to send any representative as they continue to protest against the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) decision to stage the final on Sunday at Catherine Hall Complex starting at 4 p.m.

"Our reaction is that MoBay's absence from the press conference is their issue. We won't be caught up. We will remain focused on the game," he said.

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Having beaten MBUFC in the three times the teams met in the RSPL preliminary stage this season, Waugh is not taking his opponent lightly.

"We have beaten them three times this season, but we won't be complacent. We want to go all the way, by adding the title to the regular season trophy we won for ending on most points," Waugh added.

Promoted Portmore United returned to the national league after been demoted two seasons ago. Last season, they won the St Catherine FA Major League and knockout titles, then won the South Central Confederation Super League and went onto the Jamaica Football Federation premier league qualification and came out on top ahead of the University of the West Indies FC.

Portmore returned to top flight action and ended the regular season on most points ahead of Arnett Gardens, MBUFC and Humble Lion in the top four. Portmore then defeated Humble Lion 4-3 on aggregate in the semi-final.

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