All's not lost - Seaga
Tivoli Gardens chairman Edward Seaga said his team might have let the $1 million incentive for winning the preliminary round slip from their grasp but are still in the hunt for the Premier League championship trophy.
Tivoli suffered a 1-0 loss to neighbouring Boys' Town last Sunday which saw their hopes of winning the $1m prize for the club that ends on most points move out of their sights.
"We are eyeing the bigger prize that is to win the Premier League title," said Seaga, pointing to the $2.5m payout awaiting the overall champion team.
University of the West Indies are in pole position on 57 points ahead of Tivoli Gardens (52). Humble Lion are on 54 and Montego Bay United 51.
UWI gave up ground in a 0-1 loss agianst Humble Lion Monday night at the Anthony Spaulding Complex, a slight hiccup on their way the $1 million bounty in only their second season in the top-flight league.
"UWI would have to lose their games for any team to catch them. It would have helped the club to win the $1 million incentive, but that does not look good for us," said Seaga.
At the completion of the preliminary stage, the top six finishers will enter the championship play-off for the overall title. The top-two finishers automatically advance to the semi-finals. The other four teams will play a quarter-final. The two winners advance to the semis.