PLCA, Tivoli Gardens president Seaga dies at 89

By Sports Desk May 28, 2019
Former Jamaica prime minister Edward Seaga. Former Jamaica prime minister Edward Seaga.

Former Jamaica Prime Minister, Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) president and chairman of Tivoli Gardens Football Club, Edward Seaga, died on Tuesday at the age of 89, after a battle with cancer.

In addition to being the leader of the country between 1980 and 1989, Seaga was well known for sizeable contributions to countless aspects of Jamaican life, particularly sports and culture. 

For several years, Seaga served as president of the Tivoli Gardens Sports Club and was a constant fixture on the sidelines of football, basketball and netball teams for several years. 

His achievements at the helm included five national premier league titles for the football team and the development of the Edward Seaga Sports Complex, at the Railway Oval in Tivoli Gardens, which served as the home base for the teams.

Tivoli Gardens was the community Seaga had, almost single handedly built, and it was the centre of much of his political power, as his work in that community helped him become the longest sitting Member of Parliament in the country's history.

Later on, Seaga served as chairman of both the Premier League Club Association (PLCA) and the recently dissolved Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ).

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