Red Stripe Premier League
Photo: JFF President - Captain Horace Burrell
The supreme body governing local football, the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) has reacted angrily to utterances made the PLCA. In a tersely worded press release, designed to clear the air they responded to claims made by the PLCA Chairman, Edward Seaga. The JFF is adamant that they have not interfered
but sought to assist in resolving the issues club football are now faced with.
Below is the full statement provided by the JFF:
Photo: Michaelos Martin celebrates his goal for Arnett Gardens against Harbour View in the RSPL. Arnett Gardens won the game 1-0.
Jerome Waite and his Arnett Gardens team got off to the perfect start in the 2014/2015 Red Stripe Premier League season with a 1-0 away win over former champions Harbour View at the “Compound” yesterday.
On a day when only four of the five originally scheduled games were played, the “Junglists” made an early statement of intent by being the only team to win away from home on the opening day.
The 2014/2015 season of the Red Stripe Premier League is set to kick off today amidst controversy and uncertainty. At least three clubs threatened not to participate on the opening weekend of the competition, but after an emergency meeting on Friday which was called by Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) President, Captain Horace Burrell, two of the clubs have withdrawn their threats.
Photo: Marvin Morgan looking to change from the Yellow and Blue stripes of Waterhouse to the Red and Black stripes of Arnett Gardens
The Jamaican transfer window, for the National Premier League closed Friday August 29 2014 at 11:59 pm. The transfer window is never one to create a big buzz for local football fans as happens in Europe, however, one team which maked big moves in this transfer window is, shockingly, not a so called “rich teams “ but the Trench Town based club Arnett Gardens FC.
Photo: Xavian Virgo playing for Harbour View in the 2013-2014 RSPL season.
The World Cup has been over for exactly one week now with the Germans emerging as champions of the world. The focus now shifts towards club football around the world with the FIFA transfer window now open and will end come September 1st 2014.