I'm out but still want my money - Powell

May 04, 2017
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MONTEGO BAY United's owner Orville Powell said his team played at a disadvantage for eight months in the Premier League, starved of funds by the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA).

Powell's team, last season's champions, was beaten by Arnett for the first time this season, 2-1 at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in Catherine Hall.

Arnett won the two-way tie 3-2 on aggregate following a 1-1 draw in the first leg a week at the Anthony Spaulding Complex in St Andrew.

"We won't stop saying that we played at a disadvantage. Other clubs got their monthly monies and we have not gotten a cent," said Powell, whose team has been embroiled in controversy with the PLCA.

Montego Bay was first blacklisted by the PLCA, which has withheld the club's share of subvention from sponsor Red Stripe since last September.

The Jamaica Football Federation intervened last month and Montego Bay, a statement said, were "re-admitted" to the PLCA.

After still not getting funds owed, MoBay, did not wear the sponsor's logo on their jersey in the first-leg quarter-final against Arnett on April 24.

Red Stripe responded by pulling the plug on broadcasting of games, telling the PLCA coverage would only continue when the league's administrators took care of its housekeeping matters.

Powell, meanwhile, said he knows his detractors are happy to see the back of Montego Bay.

"That is expected. I would want to believe that based on what is happening, they want to see the back of us. I'm not surprised at that reaction because we lost to Arnett," he said

"We lost to Arnett and have no excuse. We just want our money, Congrats to Arnett. All we will do is review the season and continue to see how it plays out, but we want our money," he insisted.

Arnett advanced to the two-way semi-finals and will face Humble Lion. University of the West Indies are down to play Portmore United.

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