Premier League prize money secure

Source: Jamaica Gleaner

CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS, chairman of Professional Jamaica Football Limited (PFJL), said prize monies are secure and his organisation is now awaiting government approvals to host a special awards ceremony for clubs and outstanding players, including Jamaica Premier League champions Cavalier Soccer Club.

Williams said that his organisation has scheduled a meeting for today, after which the date for the handing over ceremony will be announced.

“We are still looking at the end of November to have this ceremony,” said Williams. “We want to do a physical presentation ceremony and we need to get an approval for that, and so that is what we are trying to do.

“We want to give the champions an opportunity to get a little setting, but everybody else will be on virtual. But we wanted to be able to host the winners and also the leading goalscorer, and so on,” Williams said.

He pointed out that the Government’s limit on gathering is for 50 persons and it will be very difficult to host Cavalier’s entire staff because if they do, then it means that they would have breached those protocols.

“I don’t think that we will breach the crowd limit. But at the same time, we want to make sure that we are operating according to the guidelines, because they (the Government) have not approved any large gatherings, and we may have over 50 persons because Cavalier alone is 40 people,” Williams said.

“The sporting director of Cavalier (Rudolph Spied) is the chairman of our finance committee, and so we don’t have any issues. It is the top four teams that will collect prize money, and they have all been informed about this situation,” he said.

Cavalier won this year’s final after defeating Waterhouse 5-4 on penalties, following a 1-1 draw at full and extra time.

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