The coaches, players and fans will have to continue to wait with bated breath for the start of the Jamaica Premier League.

The country’s top football league along with all other sporting disciplines were order closed last March in order to control the spread of COVID-19 in Jamaica.

Since then, no football has been played in the island despite several announcement of possible start dates.

There are over 21,000 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Jamaica and almost 400 deaths.

Chairman of the Professional Football Jamaica Limited, Christopher Williams, says the recent spike in positive cases is a big factor in the delay in the start of the league.

Speaking on Sports Nation Live, Williams admits he still can’t give a definite time the league will start.

Recently the JFF hosted a National training camp at the Captain Horace Burrell Centre of Excellence without the requisite government approval.  

The camp was shut down but not before at least six players and one official tested positive for COVID-19.

Williams says the camp also contributed to the delay in the start of the league.

Christopher Williams, Chairman of the PFJL.