Jamaica's Professional Football Association to be dissolved

By May 21, 2019

The decision by the Jamaica Football Federation and the Premier League Clubs Association to dissolve the Professional Football Association of Jamaica was the result over consultations with representatives of CONCACAF that began more than a year ago.

The JFF and the PLCA released a joint statement on Tuesday in which they declared that the 11-year-old PFAJ was being dissolved by mutual consent as it was concluded that the original objective for the establishment of the PFAJ could now best be achieved without a third body.

The PFAJ was established in 2008 as a joint venture body between the JFF and the PLCA to administer the running and operations of the local Premier League.

General Secretary of the JFF Dalton Wint explained on Wednesday that this was a move to make the running of the premier league more efficient.

He said the JFF had been in discussion with CONCACAF for about a year about its governance structure. “During those meetings, a roadmap was developed but we were a little tardy over the execution,” Wint said.

He revealed that a study was done on organizations similar to the JFF and the findings revealed that the league shouldn’t have more than two entities in its governance structure.

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