Football

Jamalco clip Maverley to extend lead in Premier League play-offs

Maverley/Hughenden’s Phillip Peddie (left) controls the ball as Jamalco’s Akeem Henry keeps a close watch during their JFF Confederations Premier League play-offs at Maverley field yesterday. Jamalco won 1-0. Photo: Joseph Wellington

Jamalco FC extended their lead atop the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Charley’s JB Rum Premier League play-offs table, after clipping Maverley/Hughenden FC 1-0 at Marverley playing field yesterday. The reliable Renoir Elliott got the all-important strike in the 81st minute, to push the So ... Read More

Catherine Hall’s Orion Dennis (left) tries to hold off Tomorrow’s People’s Anthony Brown in Friday’s St James FA Sandals/ATL Senior League first-leg semi-final game played at Jarrett Park. The game ended 1-1.Photo: Paul Reid Faulkland whip Melbourne 6-1 in Senior League semis
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Title favourites Faulkland FC took a big step towards their first St J ... Read More

Jamaica’s Joel Grant celebrates his goal during a friendly football match Chile in Vina del Mar, Chile, on Saturday. Jamaica won 2-1. (Photo: AFP) Boyz arrive in Florida for four-day camp
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida — The Reggae Boyz all but assembled in South Florida in batches yeste ... Read More

Maverley/Hughenden striker Phillip Peddie outjumps Jamalco’s Akeem Henry during their Charley’s JB Rum Premier League play-off game at the Maverley playfield yesterday. Jamalco won 1-0. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) PHOTO: Jamalco soar
Maverley/Hughenden striker Phillip Peddie outjumps Jamalco’s Akeem Henry during their Charley& ... Read More

Slovakia stun green Germany in storm-hit friendly

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Germany's defender Sebastian Rudy (front) is tackled by Slovakian midfielder Vladimir Weiss as Germany lost a friendly 3-1 in Augsburg, southern Germany (Photo: AFP)

BERLIN, Germany (AFP) — An inexperienced Germany team suffered a self-confidence sapping 3-1 defeat to Slovakia in yesterday’s storm-affected friendly as the world champions fielded four new caps ahead of Euro 2016. Slovakia, who will make their European championships debut in Group B alongside Wales, England and Russia next month, deserved their win in Augsburg as Germany coach Joachim Loew blooded a youthful quartet. A heavy storm in Bavaria at half-time meant the break was exte ... Read More

Victorious Real Madrid get heroes welcome in Spanish capital

Monday, May 30, 2016    

Real Madrid players arrive by bus to Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid yesterday, after defeating city rivals Atlètico in the the UEFA Champions League final in Milan, Italy, on Saturday. Real won 5-3 on penalties after both teams were locked at 1-1 after regulation and extra time.Photo: AFP

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Thousands of Real Madrid fans chanted and waved supporter scarves under a rain of confetti yesterday in the Spanish capital, as the team returned home after an historic 11th European Cup win. An open top bus emblazoned with the word “Campeones” (Champions) carried the team, who showed off the trophy to fans who had spent hours awaiting their heroes in the heart of the city. “How can I not love you!” shouted the ecstatic crowd at the Plaza de ... Read More

Reggae Boyz hunker down to outlast third-ranked Chile

IAN BURNETT SPORT EDITOR With The Reggae Boyz IN CHILE | Sunday, May 29, 2016    

Jamaica’s Michael Hector (right) tries to control the ball under pressure from Chile’s Charles Aranguiz (centre) in their friendly international on Friday. Looking on is teammate Adrian Mariappa. Jamaica won 2-1.Photo: Richard Bell

VINA DEL MAR, Chile – It was simply a matter of Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz returning to their core values which helped them to the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup last summer, aided and abetted by decent renditions here in the Copa America earlier in 2015 . That is the reason for Jamaica’s surprise 2-1 victory against Chile in their friendly international inside Estadio Sausalito here on Friday night, claimed Head Coach Winfried Schaefer. “I talked to my players before the g ... Read More

Schaefer holds firm on Boyz selection policy

Sunday, May 29, 2016    

Head Coach Winfried Schaefer (left) and overseas-based Clayton Donaldson who poked home the opening goal for Jamaica in their Friendly International game against Chile on Friday.

VINA DEL MAR, Chile — For those clamouring for local-based players in the Reggae Boyz set-up, Head Coach Winfried Schaefer has one, and only one philosophy: to use the best players, regardless of where they reside. “I want the best players [in the team] and when we have the 11 best players in Jamaica then the 11 best players in Jamaica play in the team, but we don’t have the 11 best players in Jamaica,” assured Schaefer, following his charges’ surprise 2-1 victory over Chile in ... Read More

Maverley, Jamalco clash in play-offs

Sunday, May 29, 2016    

Wayne Williams (right) of Maverley/Hughenden FC tries to evade Granville United’s Julian Fisher in last Sunday’s Premier League play-off game at Granville Community Centre. Maverley won 1-0. (Observer)

Jamalco FC will put their winning run on the line when they battle Maverley/Hughenden FC, while Granville United will hunt their first point when they oppose Brazil FC on match day three of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Charley’s JB Rum Premier League play-offs today. Jamalco FC will travel to the proverbial lion’s den to face Maverley/Hughenden at Maverley playing field. Granville United will welcome Brazil FC to the Granville Community Centre. Both games are scheduled to b ... Read More

Real crowned kings of Europe

Sunday, May 29, 2016    

Real Madrid’s defender Sergio Ramos (centre) lifts the trophy after Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League final football match against Atlético Madrid at San Siro Stadium in Milan, yesterday.Photo: AFP

MILAN, Italy (AFP) — Cristiano Ronaldo added the finishing touches as Real Madrid were crowned kings of Europe for an 11th time, with a 5-3-penalties victory over Atletico Madrid, after a 1-1 draw in the Champions League final yesterday. Two years after reviving Real’s bid for a 10th title, captain Sergio Ramos struck the opener after just 15 minutes at a packed San Siro. But the match was pushed into extra time when Belgian Yannick Carrasco came off the bench to level on 79 minute ... Read More

Reggae Boy Blake saves Kaka penalty in MLS action

Saturday, May 28, 2016    

Reggae Boy and Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Andre Blake produced a great save to keep out a penalty kick from Orlando City’s Kaka in the MLS game on Wednesday.

FLORIDA, United States (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago international Kevin Molino scored off the bench for Orlando City, while Jamaican goalkeeper Andre Blake saved a crucial penalty from Brazilian star Kaka to earn Philadelphia Union a 2-2 draw in Major League Soccer action here Wednesday night. The 25-year-old Molino found the nets in the 68th minute to equalise for Orlando, after the visitors had taken a 52nd minute lead at the Camping World Stadium. Canadian international Cyle Larin put ... Read More

Former NBA executive hired as CONCACAF chief

Saturday, May 28, 2016    

Philippe Moggio

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Former NBA executive Philippe Moggio has been appointed as the new general secretary of CONCACAF, it was announced on Thursday in the latest move designe d to help improve the scandal-tainted organisation’s image. Moggio, the NBA’s former senior vice-president and managing director for Latin America, will also serve as CONCACAF’s chief executive when he starts work on June 13, a statement said. CONCACAF, the governing body for football in N ... Read More

Kaka joins Brazil for Copa America Centenario

Saturday, May 28, 2016    

Brazilian star Kaka set up the second goal for Orlando City as they drew 2-2 with Philadelphia Union in MLS action on Wednesday.

CALIFORNIA, United States (AFP) — Former world footballer of the year, Kaka has been added to the Brazilian roster for next month’s Copa America Centenario, as an injury replacement for Bayern Munich midfielder, Douglas Costa. Brazil coach Dunga made the move for the 34-year-old striker of Orlando City, after Costa was forced off the squad due to a left thigh injury, the team said late on Thursday. Kaka, Major League Soccer’s highest-paid player, was expected to immediately j ... Read More

United fans give Mourinho a cautious welcome

Saturday, May 28, 2016    

 A picture taken on November 29, 2015 shows Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho looking on before the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea at White Hart Lane in north London. (Photo: AFP)

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manchester United fans welcomed Jose Mourinho’s appointment as the club’s new manager on Friday, but said the pressure was now on to deliver quick results for a team whose recent form has been lacklustre. “I think the new manager will bring a bit more flair into United,” said Peter Davy, standing outside the club’s Old Trafford ground as three hawkers stood selling scarves bearing the Portuguese coach’s image. Davy sa ... Read More



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