Cedella Marley vows allegiance to Reggae Girlz

Jamaica’s Donna-Kay Henry (#4) celebrates her goal against
Mexico in the CONCACAF Women's Championship Group B
match at the RFK Memorial Stadium in Washington, DC, on
Tuesday. Mexico won 3-1.

WASHINGTON, DC, United States — One dream has died. But global ambassador Cedella Marley is eager to work with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to create more dreams for women's football. Tuesday evening, the Reggae Girlz fell to a 1-3 defeat to highly fancied Mexico in the CONCACAF Wome ... Read More

Holy Trinity players celebrate their 3-2 penalty win
over Clarendon College in the ISSA/LIME Super
Cup last Saturday. Holy Trinity will face Garvey
Maceo in the quarter-finals inside the National
Stadium today. (PHOTO: NAPHTALI JUNIOR) Super showdowns highlight Lime Cup quater-final round
THE National Stadium and Sabina Park will once again come alive when they host what should be four m ... Read More

Jahwani Hinds (right) in a light-hearted discussion with head coach Andrew
Edwards (left) and head of delegation and president of the St James Football
Association Gregory Daley. Injured Under-17 Boyz captain Hinds languishes off the field
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It has been a heart-wrenching experience for Jamaica's Under-17 captai ... Read More

Barbican double goalscorer
Shantel Bailey (right) being
challenged by Imanie Richards
of Waterhouse during
Saturday's Sherwin Williams
Women's Premier League
football first leg semi-final
match at Spanish Town Prison
WILLIAMS) Barbican, 'Los P' battle for women's KO title
MID-SEASON champions Barbican Football Club will go in search of their second title this season when ... Read More

U-17 Boyz progress but work still to be done

Friday, October 24, 2014    

A small pocket of Jamaican fans cheer on the Under-17 Reggae Boyz in their CFU qualifying game against Guadeloupe at the
Sylvio Cator Stadium in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Wednesday. Jamaica won 3-2.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — It was mission accomplished for head coach Andrew Edwards as Jamaica's Under-17s beat Guadeloupe 3-2 at the Sylvio Cator Stadium on Wednesday. "First of all we are very happy that we have been able to achieve objective number one which is to advance to the CONCACAF Qualifiers to the World Cup in Chile next year," Edwards told the Jamaica Observer, immediately following the game. Nicholas Nelson of Hydel High bagged a hat-trick netting in the fourth, 27th and 80th ... Read More

Under-17 Boyz tackle Spanish neighbours for group honours

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter | Friday, October 24, 2014    

Jamaica Under-17 Assistant Coach Omar Edwards (third
right) takes the players through exercise drills at the
Sylvio Cator Stadium in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, yesterday.

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jamaica’s Under-17 Reggae Boyz, buoyed by securing a spot into the CONCACAF Qualifying Round for the FIFA World Cup, now turn their attention to Cuba as they hunt top spot in Group B of the Caribbean Football Union Championship. Jamaica will be action once again at the Sylvio Cator Stadium against Cuba at 5:30 pm (Jamaican time) before Martinique and Guadeloupe, both pointless, meet at 3:30 pm. Both Jamaica and Cuba are on six points and are safely through ... Read More

XLCR defeat Denham Town 3-1

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Friday, October 24, 2014    

Brian Barnett of
Denham Town
dribbles towards
goal but close on
his heels is
Excelsior High’s
Samuel Halliman
during their
Manning Cup
match at Constant
Spring yesterday.
Excelsior won 3-1

EXCELSIOR defeated Denham Town 3-1 to move to the top of Group J in the second round of the ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football competition in the feature game of a double-header programme at the Constant Spring play field yesterday. Earlier in the afternoon's opener, Vauxhall shocked Norman Manley 3-2 to also take over the top spot in Group I. Playing a more disciplined second half than Norman Manley, Vauxhall were able to turn the tables on the former Manning Cup champions after falling behind in ... Read More

Chelsea ambassador Ferreira for Digicel Kickstart Academy

Friday, October 24, 2014    

Chelsea FC club ambassador Paulo Ferreira (left) shakes hands with Athletico de Madrid club ambassador Jose Luis
Perez Caminero during the draw for the semi-finals of the football UEFA Champions League at the UEFA headquarters in
Nyon on April 11, 2014. (PHOTO: AFP)

THE 2014 Digicel Kickstart Academy is set to raise the bar even higher this year with the announcement that former Chelsea FC and Portugal footballing hero Paulo Ferreira will be a part of the programme when it kicks off in Jamaica later this month. Ferreira, who played as a defender for Chelsea FC for nine years, during which time they accumulated a number of trophies, including the Champions and English Premier league titles, will share valuable knowledge with the aspiring young footballers p ... Read More

Clarendon College, Glenmuir win to advance semi-final cause

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Friday, October 24, 2014    

Clarendon College last won their daCosta Cup title in 1998.

TOLL GATE, Clarendon — Former champions Clarendon College and Glenmuir High recorded impressive victories yesterday at Juici Park in Clarendon to kick-start their push for a place in the semi-finals of the ISSA/LIME daCosta Cup competition. Playing in the first game of the double-header, Clarendon College thrashed Marcus Garvey Technical 5-0, with Creggton Charlton scoring a brace, to move ahead of Frome Technical -- who defeated Garvey Maceo 2-1 on Wednesday -- on goal difference in Zone ... Read More

Football results on Friday 24th 2014

Friday, October 24, 2014    

England - Championship Fulham 3 - 0 Charlton Athletic France - Ligue 1 Toulouse 0 - 2 Lens Germany - Bundesliga Werder Bremen 0 - 1 Köln Netherlands - Eredivisie ADO Den Haag 2 - 0 Dordrecht Scotland - Premiership Aberdeen 1 - 0 Motherwell Spain - Primera División Celta de Vigo 3 - 0 Levante World - Friendlies Bangladesh 1 - 1 Sri Lanka Read More

Interim committee in place to run Guyana football

Friday, October 24, 2014    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Football's world governing body FIFA has installed an interim management committee to run the affairs of the local game here. This follows a fractious last few months which saw a no-confidence motion moved against Guyana Football Federation (GFF) president Christopher Matthias, and subsequent disagreements over the way forward as internal wrangling engulfed the GFF. Following two failed meetings of the GFF, FIFA and continental governing body, CONCACAF, stepped ... Read More

Everton soar to top of Group F in Europa League

Friday, October 24, 2014    

Everton's French defender Sylvain Distin (right) vies for the ball
with Lille's Belgium forward Divock Origi during the UEFA
Europa League Group H football match at Pierre Mauroy
Stadium in Villeneuve-d'Ascq, northern France, yesterday. The
game ended 0-0. (PHOTO: AFP)

PARIS, France (AFP) — Everton retained top spot in Group F yesterday as they battled to a 0-0 draw at Lille in Europa League action following a day of trouble and fighting in the city centre between fans and police ahead of the tie. The Merseysiders, who last won their only continental trophy in 1985 when they lifted the now defunct Cup Winners' Cup, enjoyed the lion's share of possession but lacked a cutting edge up front as Nigerian number one Vincent Enyeama kept the visitors at bay. ... Read More

Brazil players told not to wear hats, earrings

Friday, October 24, 2014    

Brazil coach Dunga (PHOTO: AFP)

SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — Brazil players are being told not to wear hats, earrings or flip-flops while serving the national football team under the command of coach Dunga. They also can't use mobile phones or tablets at certain times, and are discouraged from engaging in religious or political discussions. The internal code of conduct was published yesterday by the Folha de S Paulo newspaper, Brazil's largest daily. The Brazilian football confederation confirmed its existence during a new ... Read More

JC pip Trinity

BY SHERDON COWAN | Thursday, October 23, 2014    

DEFENDING champions Jamaica
College (JC) made a good start in
the second round of the Inter-
Secondary Schools Sports Association
(ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football
competition with a 2-1 win over Holy
Trinity High, while Charlie Smith
High were held to a 1-1 stalemate by
Innswood High in the feature
game of the double-header at
Prison Oval yesterday.
JC now sit atop Group J
with three points, while
Holy Trinity will
Turn to DCUP
on Page 42

Defending champions Jamaica College (JC) made a good start in the second round of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football competition with a 2-1 win over Holy Trinity High, while Charlie Smith High were held to a 1-1 stalemate by Innswood High in the feature game of the double-header at Prison Oval yesterday. JC now sit atop Group J with three points, while Holy Trinity will have to play catch-up from the foot of the table. Charlie Smith and Innswood are ... Read More



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