MBU’s Epstein calls for the resignation of PFJL chairman Chris Williams
ST JAMES, Jamaica – Yoni Epstein, chairman of Montego Bay United (MBU), is calling for the resignation of the chairman of Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) Christopher Williams, after a scheduled double header set for the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Monday was called off two days before the games were scheduled to be played.
The Montego Bay Sports Complex was scheduled to host a double header on Monday with Arnett Gardens playing Molynes United in the first game set to start at 5:30pm followed by MBU taking on Waterhouse FC in second round games.
News came late on Saturday that the first game had been rescheduled as part of another double header to be played at the Anthony Spaulding Complex in Kingston instead, a decision that Epstein described in a press release on Saturday as “very sad, unprofessional and … downright rude.”
The release said “At the last minute, MBU FC was made aware…that the match between Arnett Gardens and Molynes would be moved to Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in Kingston along with the televised Monday night football.”
MBU, the release said, having “already incurred the costs to rent, promote and execute the matches at the stadium, must now bear the costs of this change, and communicating it to the fans.
MBU FC said it learned of the change from a social media post promoting the match at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex.
“Not one person ever asked the host team their perspective or even contacted us in the matter … To my knowledge, there has been no formal notification from the competitions director on the decision…””
-Paul A Reid