Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, is demanding that the Jamaica Football Federation, JFF, examines how it communicates with the senior women’s national football team, the Reggae Girlz.
Her comments come as the JFF and the Reggae Girlz are in a standoff over payments.
The players are threatening to withhold their service if they don’t receive the monies owed to them from their participation in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the summer.
But, President of the JFF, Michael Ricketts says the federation had already transferred half of the monies owed to the players’ bank accounts.
Minister Grange says the JFF and the Reggae Girlz don’t share a good relationship.
While noting that the JFF President is performing well, the Sports Minister says he needs to examine the structures and people around him.
She says Mr. Ricketts explained to her that fees from world football’s governing body, FIFA, will be disbursed later this month to settle the outstanding balance to the girls.
Mr. Ricketts also says the JFF spent funds on traveling expenses which is to be refunded by FIFA.
Minister Grange and Mr Ricketts were speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5.