Football

Let's hear it for the Boyz!

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz
pose with their trophy
after they were crowned
regional champions by
defeating rivals Trinidad
and Tobago 4-3 on
penalties in the 2014 CFU
Caribbean Cup at the
Montego Bay Sports
Complex on Tuesday
night. The teams had
played to 0-0 scoreline
after regulation and extra
time. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Let's hear it for the Reggae Boyz! That's the literal charge from head coach Winfried Schaefer after his 23 courageous players defeated Trinidad and Tobago 4-3 on penalties to be crowned kings of the Caribbean for the sixth time here at the Montego Bay Sports Complex o ... Read More

Jamaica's Rodolph Austin prepares to shoot as Trinidad and
Tobago defenders move in to shut him down during their CFU
Caribbean Cup final game at the Montego Bay Sports Complex
on Tuesday night. Jamaica won 4-3 on penalties. (PHOTOS:
PAUL REID) Boyz over the moon with Caribbean Cup win
FULLY conscious of their free-falling FIFA rankings and an unfavourable result (1-1) against Martini ... Read More

(L-R) FOSTER… expected to lead the Reno attack. GORDON…
MBU should
carry the fight
to Reno
(PHOTOS:
PAUL REID) Reno, MBU clash in Flow KO finals
CATHERINE HALL, St James - THE first title of the island's club football season will be decided on S ... Read More

Jamaica
defender
Jermaine
Taylor, about
to pass the
ball to a
teammate
after getting
the better of
Trinidad’s
Kevin Molino,
during the
final of the
2014 CFU
Caribbean Cup
at the
Montego Bay
Sports
Complex on
Tuesday night. Players, officials to get outstanding monies soon
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Aggrieved Trinidad and Tobago national players and officials w ... Read More

PHOTO: CHEERS!

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz
pose with their trophy
after they were crowned
regional champions by
defeating rivals Trinidad
and Tobago 4-3 on
penalties in the 2014 CFU
Caribbean Cup at the
Montego Bay Sports
Complex on Tuesday
night. The teams had
played to 0-0 scoreline
after regulation and extra
time. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

Jamaica's Reggae Boyz pose with their trophy after they were crowned regional champions by defeating rivals Trinidad and Tobago 4-3 on penalties in the 2014 CFU Caribbean Cup at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Tuesday night. The teams had played to 0-0 scoreline after regulation and extra time. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) CHEERS! --> Read More

Special Olympics to host 7th annual football tourney

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Ali McNab, patron of Special Olympics Football, juggles a football while giving tips to Special
Olympics Jamaica athletes.

AS Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) continues preparation for the 2015 World Summer Games in the United States, the seventh staging of the annual football competition will roll off this Saturday at University of Technology (UTech) playing field, beginning at 9:00 am. Standout Reggae Girlz defender Sherona Forrester will be the guest speaker at the launch, also to be held at UTech. Aside from Hanover, all parishes are expected to participate in Under-15, Over-15 and Unified Football competitions. ... Read More

Reggae Boyz's moments of glory in pictures

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

Jamaica goalkeeper
Andre Blake dives in the right
direction as the penalty kick
from Trinidad and Tobago’s
Khaleem Hyland sails high to
give Jamaica the win 4-3 on
penalty kicks in the final of
the CFU Caribbean Cup final at
the Montego Bay Sports
Complex on Tuesday night.
(PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

Jamaica goalkeeper Andre Blake dives in the right direction as the penalty kick from Trinidad and Tobago's Khaleem Hyland sails high to give Jamaica the win 4-3 on penalty kicks in the final of the CFU Caribbean Cup final at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Tuesday night. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID) Reggae Boyz's moments of glory in pictures --> Read More

Calabar, New Day meet in all-age schools football competition

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

DEFENDING champions Calabar will take on New Day as the second round of the 2014 Tastee Limited/ Salada Foods/Kingston and St Andrew All-Age and Junior High Schoolboys football competition continues this morning at Cling Cling Oval. Match time is 11:30 am. Three other matches are scheduled at the same venue -- Seaward vs Melrose at 10:00 am, Maverly vs Windward Road at 1:00 pm and John Mills vs Swallowfield at 2:30 pm. The teams are divided into two zones of four each, with the winners and r ... Read More

Ebola-ravaged Guinea qualify for Africa Cup of Nations

Thursday, November 20, 2014    

South Africa forward Moeketsi Sekola (left) vies for the ball with Nigeria's
forward Omatsone Aluko during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying
football match at Akwa Ibom stadium in Uyo, Nigeria, yesterday. The match
drew 2-2. (PHOTO: AFP)

ABUJA, Nigeria (AFP) -- Ebola-ravaged Guinea joined Ivory Coast, Mali, Ghana and DR Congo in qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations yesterday, but defending champions Nigeria crashed out. As qualifying concluded, the Nigerians were held to a 2-2 draw by already qualified South Africa on home turf in Uyo to finish out of contention in third in Group A. Congo, 1-0 winners over Sudan, secured the runners-up berth, and their finals ticket. The last spot was grabbed by the Democratic Republ ... Read More

Reggae Boyz defeat T&T to take 2014 Caribbean Cup

BY IAN BURNETT Sport Editor burnetti@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November 19, 2014    

Members of Jamaica’s national senior team, the Reggae Boyz, celebrate after winning the
Caribbean Cup last night in Montego Bay as a dejected Khaleem Hyland, who missed the
last penalty for Trinidad and Tobago, makes his way off the pitch. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Jamaica won the Caribbean Football Union Cup last night after outscoring Trinidad and Tobago 4-3 on penalties in front of a vociferous crowd at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. After neither team was able to find the target during 90 minutes of regulation plus 30 minutes of extra time, goalkeeper Andre Blake gave Jamaica the ideal start in the shoot-out when he saved Trinidad and Tobago captain Kenwyne Jones' kick from the spot. Jermaine Taylor, Jobi McAnuff, Demar Phill ... Read More

The secret to STETHS's sporting success revealed

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer oshanetobias@gmail.com | Wednesday, November 19, 2014    

Top STETHS player Donjay
Smith celebrates in acrobatic
fashion after scoring a goal
for his school this season.

WATCHING Keith Wellington as he strides across the campus here in boiling Santa Cruz, one cannot help but see a striking resemblance to Clement Radcliffe. Not a physical one, of course. Radcliffe, with a deep chocolate hue, is built more like a sprinter. Wellington, not quite 'St Elizabeth brown', but close, is more suited for a few laps around the track or a place on the basketball team. The likeness that both men share is their cult-like support for sports at their respective school. Not si ... Read More

On weary legs, 'Akka' keeps going, going, going...

Wednesday, November 19, 2014    

WATSON... it has been a very
hectic week for me

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- To say that Je-Vaughn Watson has had a very hectic week of football would be the understatement of the year. Not only did the 31-year-old represent his MLS club FC Dallas in their Conference semi-finals against Seattle in Seattle last Monday night, but the robust midfielder more popularly known as 'Akka', has also played every minute of the Reggae Boyz' three CFU Caribbean Cup Group B games against Martinique last Wednesday, Antigua and Barbuda last Friday, followed by ... Read More

Champs MoBay welcome Sporting in rescheduled fixture

Wednesday, November 19, 2014    

Montego Bay United's goalkeeper Jacomeno
Barrett makes a save against Humble Lion in a
Premier League game at WesPow Park recently.
Barrett scored a penalty and saved one as MBU
beat Portmore United in the semi-finals of the Flow
Champions Cup KO on Sunday. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

TITLE-HOLDERS Montego Bay United will entertain Sporting Central Academy in the rescheduled Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) game at the WesPow Park today, starting at 3:00 pm. The original fixture was postponed after Clarendon-based Sporting Central encountered transportation issues in reaching the match venue in St James. Heading into the afternoon's clash, both teams have 10 points each, but the visitors have an edge due to a superior goal-difference. Ninth-placed Montego Bay, however, have ... Read More

Players, CFU agree Caribbean Cup schedule a killer

BY IAN BURNETT Sports Editor | Wednesday, November 19, 2014    

MCANUFF... wouldn’t
recommend that it (CFU
schedule) be repeated in
two years’ time

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- For the first time the Caribbean Cup tournament has been scheduled during the FIFA window for international matches where participating countries have the option of calling on their best overseas-based players. The idea was pursued so that the quality of the competition would improve, and thus enhance the level of play in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) flagship product. However, like with any new endeavour, there appears to be excruciating 'teething pains' associate ... Read More



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