Waterhouse, Arnett Gardens set to clash in 'BOOM El Clasico'
Keteisha McHugh, Brand Manager for BOOM Energy Drink (left) and PFJL Chairman Chris Williams. Photo: Contributed

Professional Football Jamaica promises a booming start to the 2022/23 Jamaica Premier League (JPL) season as powerhouse rivals Waterhouse and Arnett Gardens will clash in the "BOOM El Clasico".

The "BOOM El Clasico" will see the JPL giants square off over two jam-packed legs of football slated for October 10 and 17 at Waterhouse Stadium and Tony Spaulding Sports Complex.

Each club will be allowed to field celebrities as a nod to their communities that have produced some musical giants over decades. Arnett Gardens and Waterhouse's long-standing rivalry attracts the largest spectator following in local football.

Title sponsors BOOM Energy Drink have sweetened the pot with a winner-takes-all prize payout of $ 1 million.

Brand Manager Keteisha McHugh looks forward to welcoming fans.

"BOOM has taken the market by storm, becoming the number 1 energy drink in Jamaica. We are the life of any party, so we look forward to bringing our usual high energy to match the excitement of Waterhouse and Arnett Gardens in October. Come October 17, we will find out who's ‘badda dan’ so come mek we BOOM it up!"

“Football is BOOMing in Jamaica! BOOM has joined with the PFJL in continuing the tremendous growth of professional football in Jamaica. BOOM will be answering the question we all have – ‘who is better-Arnett or Waterhouse?’ We expect a massive turnout, great football and loads of excitement from this intense rivalry,” said PFJL Chairman Chris Williams.

The Jamaica Premier League 2021/22 season culminated last Sunday, with newly-crowned champions Harbour View getting the better of Dunbeholden 6-5 on penalties to secure their fifth premier league title.

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