DREWSLAND is expected to be buzzing today, not necessarily because of the marquee Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) match-up between home team Waterhouse and Boys' Town, but definitely because the home supporters will get a glimpse of the most talked-about local footballer since Walter Boyd, in one Jermaine 'Tuffy' Anderson.
The prolific Anderson, 34, the leading goalscorer the past two seasons, who was condemned to the international wilderness, delivered in Jamaica's 1-1 draw with Costa Rica on Tuesday at the National Stadium.
The striker will be in Waterhouse's line-up for today's 5:00 pm game against Boys' Town in one of six games, as the 2013/14 Red Stripe Premier League season kicks off.
In the other matches, defending champions Harbour View visit Sporting Central Academy for a 3:30 pm encounter at Juici Patties Park; Humble Lion tackle Arnett Gardens at Effortville Community Centre, and Cavalier host Portmore United at Stadium East. Both promoted teams, August Town and Rivoli United, clash at UWI Bowl, and Tivoli Gardens play Montego Bay United at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex.
The feature encounter at Drewsland will perhaps be more intriguing with one of the most promising players, Marvin Morgan Jnr, switching to Waterhouse this season and could be in line to face his former team Boys' Town. Waterhouse will also parade the talented Lamar 'Wanka' Nelson, who moved from Arnett Gardens.
This game will be full of excitement and one thing is for sure, Boys' Town, with the core of last season's team, won't be pushovers.
Meanwhile, Harbour View could have a hard time in their away game at the normally slick-moving Sporting Central Academy at their new ground at Juici Patties Park in Clarendon.
In May Pen, Humble Lion and Arnett Gardens should be embroiled in a fast-paced, action-packed encounter, while Cavalier would want to repeat their feat of clipping Portmore United in the season opener, as they did last year.
The Tivoli Gardens/Montego Bay United encounter has all the making of a tough battle, as both teams are in the hunt for a good start to their campaign.
The clash between the promoted teams can go either way and it is a good chance for one of them to build their confidence with a winning start to the season.