Joint Press Release – Jamaica Football Federation and Select National Players
April 8, 2021
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) and the Senior Men’s National team are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached in respect of the contract terms.
The agreed terms relate to remuneration as well as player welfare which will serve to establish a strong basis for a harmonious relationship between both parties. Moreover, the period of negotiations provided a forum for the ventilation and resolution of some long-standing issues and more recent ones such as player welfare in a pandemic environment.
The agreement signals the level of effort and commitment by everyone involved to re-align football administration and standards in keeping with the emerging international benchmarks.
JFF President Michael Ricketts is overjoyed. “I am delighted with the agreement. Now everyone can concentrate on the most important element… Jamaica’s football,” he said. “I want to commend the players and members of the JFF for a job well done. I look forward every single individual working passionately to improve themselves and the team as we try to qualify for Qatar 2022,” Ricketts concluded
With this full agreement, all stakeholders can now focus efforts on the upcoming football fixtures and tournament preparations. Going forward, the JFF and players have committed to work together to galvanize public and private sector support, which are crucial to the national programme in this important year.