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RSPL semis kick off next Sunday

Published:Wednesday | April 6, 2016 | 4:00 AMMarc Stamp

The real battle for this year's Red Stripe Premier League title will begin this weekend.

Semi-final action will kick off next Sunday with promoted Portmore United facing Humble Lion in a semi-final first-leg match at the Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon. Match time is 3:30 p.m.

The other first-leg semi-final will see defending champions Arnett Gardens tackling last season's beaten finalists, Montego Bay United, at the Montego Bay Sports Complex in the Monday night encounter, starting at 8:40 p.m.

Both semi-finals are expected to be close and exciting.

Portmore United, who ended the preliminary round with the most points have, under the guidance of head coach Jeffrey Hewitt, played some good football during the first three rounds. They will look to players such as captain Omar Daley, Ewan Grandison, and Ricardo Morris to give them an early advantage.

On the other hand, Humble Lion, who are being guided by Vassell Reynolds, will rely on Wolry Wolfe, Ricardo Cousins, and Levaughn Williams.

On Monday, fireworks are expected when Arnett visit Montego Bay.

Arnett's coach, Jerome Waite, will look to key players like Vishinul Harris, captain Oneil Thompson, and Kemal Malcolm.

Montego Bay United's coach, Paul 'Tegat' Davis, will counter with ace goal scorer Owayne Gordon, Dino Williams, and Allan Ottey.