By Brian Lewis
The Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) has made a proposal to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) as they look forward to facilitate the start of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL). The start of the RSPL should have been history had it not been for a stop order placed on the league by the JFF.
The move by the JFF came as a result of monies owed to the referees and Montego Bay United by the Professional Footballers Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) and the PLCA. The PLCA has since made steps to solve the current impasse.
A release from the PLCA stated that they have since forwarded to the JFF the entire outstanding sum due to the referees and their assessors after this sum was duly reconciled with both bodies.
They have also written to the JFF proposing a workable proposal to resolve the MBU issue, a proposal they say they cannot disclose until it is discussed by the parties.
RJR Sports has gathered that the proposal made by the PLCA to the JFF is for both parties to put up 50 % of the over $3 million owed to Montego Bay United. They proposed that the other 50 % should be the responsibility of Montego Bay United.
They have also asked the JFF to lift its postponement of the start of the league so that it can start onSunday, September 17, 2017.
In closing, the PLCA said six days ago they made a written request to the JFF for a meeting to discuss and resolve the relevant issues, but to date the PLCA has not received a response. The JFF will meet on September 16 to elect a new president.