Red Stripe Premier League start postponed

September 01, 2017
PLCA chairman Edward Seaga

 

The start of the 2017-18 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) has been postponed due to what the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) describes as a "series of administrative failings on the part of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA)".

The JFF, in a release yesterday, stated that it had written to PLCA Chairman Edward Seaga, on Wednesday indicating that the 2017-18 staging of the RSPL would be postponed.

In its letter, the JFF listed a series of administrative failings on the part of the PLCA that need urgent remedy before the new season can begin.

Among the issues listed was the failure of the PLCA 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 RSPL.

The JFF also noted that it had been advised that unpaid salaries totalling $4,060,482.20 is owed to referees, assistant referees and referee assessors for last season's league.

"Finally, the JFF listed a series of breaches on the part of the PLCA in respect of the agreement between the JFF and the PLCA, which is the contractual foundation of the establishment of the Professional Football Association of Jamaica, organiser of the RSPL.

The RSPL was originally slated to start on Sunday.

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