RSPL will not be administered by three bodies any longer – Ricketts

By Sports Desk March 06, 2019
JFF PResident Michael Ricketts JFF PResident Michael Ricketts

Football governing body in Central America and the Caribbean, CONCACAF, has mandated that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) make the country’s top-flight football league a little more efficient. 

At present, the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) is run by three bodies, the JFF, the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), and the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ).

According to JFF president Michael Ricketts, the various parties are already looking for a solution to the issue with a view to rectifying by the 2019-2020 season.

“The JFF is addressing that, and we have been having some meetings in this regard. There was a suggestion/instruction from Concacaf that two entities should be enough to run the football, we have three. We have the PLCA, the PFAJ and the parent body, the JFF. But we have been having discussions and I am pretty sure we will be making the adjustments in short order,” said Ricketts.

Ricketts believes the solution may be that the PLCA and the PFAJ be joined, however, an announcement about the new structure, whatever it is, would not be made until further discussions with the parties take place.

“We are having discussions and we want to ensure that all our parties are comfortable and satisfied when the decisions are made. So for the start of the new season, we want everything in place. We have some timelines that have been suggested by Concacaf and we want to make sure we fall in line. These are instructions from our parent organisation, CONCACAF and we have to be respectful and fall in line,” said Ricketts.

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