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MBU to face sanctions

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 4:00 AMMarc Stamp
Andrew Price

Montego Bay United FC (MBU) will face sanctions for their absence from yesterday's Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) weekly press conference at Red Stripe Hospitality Lounge, Spanish Town Road.

The finalists, Portmore United FC and MBU, were invited, but only Portmore's representatives turned up.

Chairman of MBU Orville Powell is holding firm that his club will not contest Sunday's final if the Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) continues to insist that the game will kick-off at 4 p.m.

"We continue to protest. We are protesting. They (the PFAJ) continue to disrespect people. We are also stakeholders as clubs. I will not take the field on Sunday at 4 p.m. If they don't compromise, we won't compromise," Powell told The Gleaner when contacted yesterday morning.

General manager of the Premier League Clubs' Association (PLCA) Andrew Price said yesterday that MBU would be sanctioned for not attending the weekly press conference.

"This is a part of the rules and regulations of the body ... so if a club is not here, they will be sanctioned," Price said during the press conference.

The PFAJ is responsible for taking decisions on match dates and kick-off times.

The RSPL final will be aired live on TVJ and SportsMax. It will also be on CNTV in America and Canada.