Ferreira urges young 'ballers to listen to their coaches

Former Chelsea FC and Portugal football star Paulo Ferreira (2nd right standing) speaks to the players on the first day of the
Digicel Kickstart Academy at Sabina Park in Kingston.

CHELSEA FC and Portugal footballing star Paulo Ferreira on his first visit to Jamaica spoke to the boys at the Digicel Kickstart Academy where he encouraged them to make the most of the opportunity and to do their best. He encouraged them to stay focused and to take in as much as they can. "Listen ... Read More

Cornwall College’s
Alrick Ottey (right)
tries to avoid a tackle
from Old Harbour
High’s Jelani
Chambers in their
Cup quarter-final
game at Jarrett Park
yesterday. Cornwall
College won 2-1.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID) Champs STETHS among D'Cup semi-final hopefuls
SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) and ... Read More

Haile Selassie’s Ricardo Phipps (left) tries to elude Joel Cunningham of Wolmer’s during the ISSA/LIME Manning
Cup competition Group H encounter. Wolmer’s won 4-0. St George's return to winning ways, Wolmer's keep rolling
Many-time champions St George's College returned to winning ways when they got by Calabar High, whil ... Read More

Nikhay Edwards
(foreground) in action in
the Trelawny FA Major
League finals against
Kinloss last season.
(PHOTO: PAUL REID) McNuff’s Upsetters looking to blank hot SMU in KO final today
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — SALT Marsh United will seek to maintain their title-winning form in Trela ... Read More

Suriname claim ‘3v3’ win at Digicel Kickstart Academyy

Thursday, October 30, 2014    

Action from the Digicel Kickstart Academy ‘3v3’ tournament at Sabina Park in Kingston on Tuesday.

THE players from Suriname outper-formed their Caribbean and Central American counterparts to claim victory in the prestigious Digicel Kickstart Academy '3v3' tournament held at Sabina Park on Tuesday. According to Chelsea FC Foundation senior international football development officer and Digicel Kickstart Academy head coach David Monk, the Academy is giving players across the region a chance to shine. "We are happy to see that the Digicel Kickstart Academy is giving all players a chance to pr ... Read More

Boyz at home in Port-au-Prince  

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer Senior Reporter | Wednesday, October 29, 2014    

David Mighty (centre) watches the Young Reggae Boyz playing a game of
dominoes after feting them at his Kingston 18 restaurant and bar in Port-au-
Prince, Haiti.

The young Reggae Boyz arrived in the French-speaking Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Saturday, October 18, and although hosted by the four-star Royal Oasis, which was built in 2012, the Jamaicans were really treated well. Leopold Wilson, project manager at Digicel Haiti, was the first to step in and offer a variety of services to the team, from Internet service to snacks to nutritional supplement Ensure. "In terms of the assistance that Digicel has done, we have provided Internet services fo ... Read More

JC-XLCR draw, as Holy Trinity blank Denham Town

BY SHERDON COWAN OBSERVER WRITER | Wednesday, October 29, 2014    

Denham Town’s Dennis Adain (#5), and Chevon
Bryan of Holy Trinity vying for possession of the
ball during their Group J encounter of the
ISSA/LIME Manning Cup football match at Prison
Oval field yesterday. Holy Trinity won 2-0.

CHAMPIONS Jamaica College (JC) failed to make it two wins from two games in Group J when they were held by Excelsior High, while Holy Trinity High recorded their first win in second-round action of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/LIME Manning Cup football competition. Holy Trinity came away with an easy 2-0 victory over Denham Town High, while JC played out an entertaining goalless draw with Excelsior High in the feature game of the double-header at Prison Oval Field yeste ... Read More

Paulo Ferreira strengthens youngsters’ dreams with ultra-durable donation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014    

Paulo Ferreira (left), former Chelsea FC and Portugal player now Chelsea FC Foundation Ambassador, and David Monk (second left), senior international
development officer at the Chelsea FC Foundaiton, look on as a youngster juggles one of the indestructible footballs on Sunday at the Boys’ Town FC home ground.

The handover, which took place on Sunday, was made by Paulo Ferreira, former Chelsea and Portugal player at the Boys' Town community field. While our ball technology is unique, the real magic is not in the ball, it is what happens when children are allowed to play," said Neill Duffy, chief catalyst, One World Futbol Project. "The ball is a tool that unlocks human potential. Through our collaboration with Digicel, we are fulfilling our mission to bring the power of play to the children that nee ... Read More

Big clashes highlight D'Cup today  

PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, October 29, 2014    

Rusea’s High’s Raheem Alcock (right)
gets the better of a clash against
Cornwall College's Leonardo Murray
in a recent Inter-zone game at
Jar1rett Park. The game ended 0-0,
but Cornwall College won the zone to
advance to the quarter-finals.

Giant killers Dinthill Technical and Godfrey Stewart High will meet at Dinthill in Linstead in Group Q after winning their opening games last week, while Lacovia High and Glenmuir High will meet in a Group P game at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex in Santa Cruz. Meanwhile, four other schools led by defending champions St Elizabeth Technical will also be seeking a second straight win as they move closer to a place in the semi-finals of both the daCosta Cup and the Ben Francis Knockou ... Read More

Herbert Morrison halt CC's win streak in Western Confed Basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, October 29, 2014    

Shamar Bucknor (left)
of Spot Valley High
takes on two Cornwall
College players in a
recent ISSA Western
Conference Under-19
game in Montego Bay.

BOGUE, St James — Herbert Morrison Technical snapped Cornwall College's perfect start in the ISSA Western Conference Under-16 basketball competition, beating them 47-21 in their first-round game played at Herbert Morrison on Monday afternoon. Brendan Dawkins outscored the entire Cornwall College team with a game-high 27 points to snap their win streak at four games as the home team improved their own winning run to four straight games. Herbert Morrison also won the Under-19 game 47-40, w ... Read More

Marseille dumped out of League Cup

Wednesday, October 29, 2014    

Rennes' French defender Benjamin Andre (C) kicks the ball and misses the
goal during the French league Cup football match Rennes against
Marseille on October 29, 2014 at the route de Lorient stadium in Rennes,
western France. AFP PHOTO

PARIS, October 29, 2014 (AFP) - French Ligue 1 leaders Marseille were eliminated from the League Cup at the first hurdle on Wednesday, conceding in the last minute to lose 2-1 at Rennes. OM are four points clear at the top of the league but saw their run of eight consecutive wins ended in a 1-0 reverse at Lyon last weekend and coach Marcelo Bielsa opted to rotate his squad for the trip to Brittany. Bielsa made six changes to his starting line-up, with Michy Batshuayi getting his chance up fron ... Read More

Swansea appeal against Fernandez red card

Wednesday, October 29, 2014    

LONDON, October 29, 2014 (AFP) - Swansea City announced on Wednesday that they have appealed against defender Federico Fernandez's dismissal during their 2-1 loss at Liverpool in the League Cup on Tuesday. The Argentina international centre-back was shown a straight red card by referee Keith Stroud after an injury-time challenge on Philippe Coutinho and now faces a three-match suspension. "Swansea City can confirm that the club will be appealing the red card issued to defender Federico Fernand ... Read More

Celtic cruise into League Cup semis

by Alistair WATSON | Wednesday, October 29, 2014    

Celtic Football club logo

GLASGOW, October 29, 2014 (AFP) - John Guidetti scored a hat-trick as Celtic cruised into the last four of the Scottish League Cup with a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Partick Thistle on Wednesday. The on-loan Manchester City striker opened the scoring with a 31st-minute free-kick before Thistle's Stuart Bannigan was given a straight red for a foul on the Swedish star. Emilio Izaguirre started the second-half goal glut in the 48th minute with a goal from a difficult angle before Guidetti got his sec ... Read More

Real Madrid cruise to victory in Cup opener

Wednesday, October 29, 2014    

Cristiano Ronaldo (PHOTO: AFP)

MADRID, October 29, 2014 (AFP) - An understrength Real Madrid began their defence of the Copa del Rey with a comfortable 4-1 win over third-tier UD Cornella in the first leg of their fourth-round tie on Wednesday. With World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo among a host of star names given the night off, it was centre-back Raphael Varane who produced the finishing touch in the first half as his bullet header put the visitors in front after just 10 minutes. Cornella, from the outskirts of B ... Read More



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