There will be no Premier Division football competition this weekend.
This is according to a communiqué sent out by Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) to the 10 Premier Division clubs, informing them of the postponement and that the competition will now end on February 18 and 19.
Although the email did not state a reason for the postponement, it was reported yesterday that president of the FA, Everton “Batow” Gonsalves, said the final week of competition had been staggered to allow for the planning of a grand finale which will include performance by at least one jam band on the final day.
The event, it was reported, is in an effort to “give back” to the fans and spectators who supported the ABFA programme throughout the year.
Hospitality Services Sea View Farm are slated to tackle FBO 2000 Villa Lions in the opening contest on February 18, while Ting All Saints United will play A&R Smitty in the feature contest.
The competition will climax on February 19 with a triple-header.
Sugar Ridge Sap will seek to stave off relegation when they come up against LIME Old Road at 3 pm, while Champion Footwear Greenbay Hoppers will tackle Cool & Smooth Empire in the day’s second fixture.
Asot’s Arcade Parham and Bassa will play in the feature contest slated for 7 pm.
This weekend’s fixtures will now be filled by Second and First Division match-ups.
On Saturday, Black Panther will play Shotguns at 3 pm; Ottos Rangers will face Police at 5 pm; and Five Islands will tackle West Ham at 7 pm.
Action continues at Antigua Recreation Grounds on Sunday when, in the First Division, Potters face Bethesda at 3 pm; Fort Road play Bullets at 5 pm, and La Bussola Willikies meet Swetes at 7 pm.