Waterhouse, Arnett Gardens Clash in BOOM El Clasico
Keteisha McHugh (left), brand manager of BOOM Energy Drink, and Chris Williams, Professional Football Jamaica Limited chairman, during the press announcement for the BOOM El Clasico on Wednesday.

Professional Football Jamaica Limited (PFJL) promises a booming start to the 2022-23 Jamaica Premier League 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.

Arnett Gardens and Waterhouse's long-standing rivalry attracts the largest spectator following in local football.

There will be a celebrities' match ahead of the feature clash between Arnett and Waterhouse.

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

Brand Manager Keteisha McHugh looks forward to welcoming fans.

"BOOM has taken the market by storm, becoming the number one 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!"

For PFJL Chairman Chris Williams, "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."

The 2021-22 Jamaica Premier League season culminated on Sunday, with newly-crowned champions Harbour View getting the better of first-time finalists Dunbeholden 6-5 on penalties after the teams were locked 1-1 at the end of regualation and extra-time. Harbour View have now won five premier league titles.

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