Sunday 29 November, 2020

JFF dissolves Professional Football Association of Jamaica

Portmore United's players display the Red Stripe Premier League trophy after beating Waterhouse 1-0 in the final on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the National Stadium.

Portmore United's players display the Red Stripe Premier League trophy after beating Waterhouse 1-0 in the final on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the National Stadium.

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) have agreed to dissolve the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ).

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.

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.

Don Anderson served as ­chairman for the PFAJ.

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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