Premier League start postponed

August 31, 2017
The start of this season's Premier League has been postponed due to several factors including the failure of the Premier League Clubs Association to pay money which is due to Montego Bay United.

The start of the 2017-18 Red Stripe Premier League will be postponed. The league was set to start on Sunday, but there is now no indication when the nation's top flight football competition will get going.

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) on Wednesday wrote to Edward Seaga, chairman of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), outlining the reasons for the delay.

Among the issues listed for the delay in the start of the league is the failure of the PLCA to pay over grants to Montego Bay United Football Club. 

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Edward Seaga,  chairman of the Premier League Clubs Association

The league administrators, in May, had argued that no money is owed to Montego Bay United by themselves or any of their sponsors. However, Montego Bay's president, Orville Powell, maintained his club is owed by then PLCA.

The JFF cited the PLCA for failing to "deliver grants to Montego Bay United Football Club equal to the grants received by every other team that participated in the 2016-2017 staging of the Red Stripe Premier League."

In addition, the JFF said that more than $4 million is owed to referees, assistant referees and referee assessors for unpaid salaries for the 2016-17 staging of the Red Stripe Premier League.

 

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