Football

Reid, Mackinson shine as KC whip Norman Manley 7-0

Former National Under-17 player Antoneil Mullings (right) of Kingston College executes a pass as Davoy Wallace of Norman Manley tries to intercept during their ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup game inside the National Stadium yesterday. KC won 7-0. (Garfield Robinson)

A three-timer by Trayvon Reid propelled Kingston College (KC) to a 7-0 mauling of Norman Manley High in their Group C ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup encounter inside the National Stadium yesterday. Reid netted in the 25th, 68th and 70th minutes and took his tally for the season to six goals. The pencil-slim ... Read More

St James High’s Aian Miller looks on helplessly as Jourdaine Fletcher’s penalty kick sails into the lower left-hand corner of the goal in yesterday’s ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup Zone A game at Jarrett Park. Cornwall College won 3-0. (Photo: Paul Reid) 4 schools remain perfect with 5th straight wins
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Four schools including three former champions, Cornwall College, Dinth ... Read More

Jeryon Mathie (left) of Kingston Technical pulls out of a high boot challenge from Ramone Lewis of Wolmer’s Boys’ School during their Group E ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup fixture at Heroes Circle yesterday. Wolmer’s won 1-0. (Observer) Lethal Graham propels Wolmer’s to fifth straight win
A lone goal by Mikel Graham ensured that Wolmer’s Boys’ School extended their unbeaten r ... Read More

BURRELL ... has done his job; time for him to pass the baton The sad loss of a schoolboy
There are times when football, like some other sports, falls into a ditch from which it is difficult ... Read More

Emotional St George’s score facile 4-1 win over Greater Portmore

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, September 24, 2016    

Members of the St George’s College team clapping for a minute before the start of the game against Greater Portmore High in recognition of their deceased former team leader, Dominic James.

St George’s College scored an emotional 4-1 win over Greater Portmore High School in their Group A ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup game at Winchester Park yesterday, watched by the tearful eyes of Dominic James’ parents from the team’s bench. A mourning St George’s moved to the top of the group with maximum nine points from three games, ahead of Greater Portmore on seven points. Former National Under-17 player Hakim Williams bundled home from a corner kick in the 40th minute in ... Read More

Key matchups highlight today’s daCosta Cup schedule

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, September 24, 2016    

Chevoy Riddle (left) of St James High gets the better of Anchovy High’s Shaquille West in a ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup Zone A game at Jarrett Park. St James High won the game 1-0. (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Two matches featuring clashes between unbeaten teams will highlight today’s round of matches in the ISSA/FLOW daCosta Cup schoolboy football competition. Former champions St James High and Cornwall College will meet in Zone A at Jarrett Park in one game, while Manchester High and Mile Gully meet in Mandeville in a Zone F game. Each of the four schools has won their first four games and appear headed to the inter-zone round, and the winners of today’s g ... Read More

Boys’ Town’s Price believes in young squad

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

Andrew Price (right), coach of Boys’ Town, share a laugh with manager of Portmore United Clive Marshall at a Red Stripe Premier League Press Conference at Spanish Town Road on Thursday. (Photos: Garfield Robinson)

Andrew Price, the coach of Boys’ Town FC, believes his current young squad will improve following three consecutive defeats in the 2016/17 Red Stripe Premier League season. The Collie Smith Drive-based team is currently struggling to find its footing and is left to play catch up from 11th position in the 12-team standings. They are yet to gain a point from three fixtures so far after falling by the wayside with a 0-2 loss to Humble Lion, followed by 2-1 defeats to Harbour View and champi ... Read More

Holy Trinity scrape to 1-0 win over Clan Carthy

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

Lloyd Reynolds (centre) of Holy Trinity is pressed by Ricardo Graham of Clan Carthy during their ISSA/FLOW Group E Manning Cup fixture at Santos/Bell Chung Oval yesterday.Observer

Holy Trinity High registered win number three on the trot after clipping Clan Carthy High 1-0 in a scrappy Group E encounter of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/FLOW Manning Cup competition at Santos Bell Chung Oval yesterday. Shai Smith, sporting the number 10 jersey, got the all-important strike in the 39th minute. The win has propelled the South Camp Road-based team into second position on nine points, ahead of Charlie Smith, who are also on nine points, with an inferior ... Read More

PHOTO: Boyz go down

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

The Cuban pair of Ernesto Duerna (left) and Carlos Alberto Molina combines to dispossess Jamaica’s Coby Atkinson in their Caribbean Football Union Championship semi-finals inside the Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad last night. Jamaica loss 0-1 but advance to next year’s CONCACAF Championship in Panama. (Photo: Dexter Philip/Trinidad Express)

The Cuban pair of Ernesto Duerna (left) and Carlos Alberto Molina combines to dispossess Jamaica’s Coby Atkinson in their Caribbean Football Union Championship semifinals inside the Ato Boldon Stadium in Trinidad last night. Jamaica loss 0-1 but advance to next year’s CONCACAF Championship in Panama. (Photo: Dexter Philip/Trinidad Express) Read More

Dutch great Van Basten appointed to FIFA role

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

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PARIS, France (AFP) — Former Netherlands striker Marco van Basten has been named as FIFA’s new chief officer for technical development, world football’s governing body announced on Friday. FIFA said the 51-year-old’s new role will see him take charge of “all technical areas, ranging from football technology innovation to refereeing”. He will start next week. “It’s a great honour for me to be appointed for this assignment,” said the former A ... Read More

Barca will miss injured Messi — Zidane

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi sits on the ground (left) before leaving the pitch during the Spanish league football match versus Atletico de Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on Wednesday. (Photo: AFP)

MARID, Spain (AFP) — Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane insists it is obvious rivals Barcelona will miss the injured Lionel Messi during a three-week layoff, but has injury concerns of his own ahead of today’s trip to Las Palmas. The five-time World Player of the Year is set to be sidelined for Barca’s trips to Sporting Gijon, Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League and Celta Vigo in the next week due to a groin strain. “Messi is Messi. We all know what he can ... Read More

Spanish court reopens Neymar fraud case

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

This file photo taken on February 2, 2016 shows Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar leaving Spain's National Court in Madrid. (Photos: AFP)

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Barcelona superstar Neymar’s troubles with the Spanish authorities continued when a fraud case against the player and his father was reopened yesterday following a successful appeal by Spanish prosecutors, a court filing showed. In July a judge ruled that irregularities in the Brazilian’s 2013 transfer to Barcelona were detected, but said it was an issue for a civil court, not a criminal court to settle. However, prosecutors successfully argued the play ... Read More

Barca have resources to combat missing Messi — Luis Enrique

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

ENRIQUE...I have always said that with Messi we are stronger because he is the best, but we also have more than enough resources to overcome our opponents (Photo: AFP)

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Barcelona coach Luis Enrique insists his star-studded squad can cope without Lionel Messi for the next three weeks, but claimed the Argentine’s absence is “terrible” for football. Messi will miss Barca’s trips to Sporting Gijon, Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Champions League and Celta Vigo in the next week due to a groin strain. However, Enrique refused to become embroiled in a war of words with Argentina boss Edgardo Bauza, who blasted ... Read More

Mourinho says his United criticism cut above ‘Einsteins’ attack

Saturday, September 24, 2016    

Jose Mourinho

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom (AFP) — Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho insisted yesterday he was unhurt by attacks on his players from football “Einsteins”, adding it was a very different matter when he publicly criticised his team. Mourinho’s approach was called into question by various sections of the media during a run of three successive defeats that ended with United’s EFL Cup victory over third-tier side Northampton Town in midweek. The Portuguese boss ... Read More



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