Football

Successful David Hunt management seminar pleases Mayberry

KSAFA’s president Ambassador AB Stewart Stephenson (centre) outlining details of their sponsorship deal as Mayberry Investment’s CEO Gary Peart (right) and KSAFA’s assistant general secretary Dwayne Dillon share in the occasion at the launch of the KSAFA David Hunt Management Seminar at the Mayberry Investments boardroom two Thursdays ago.

MAYBERRY Investments Limited is extremely happy following its new-found partnership with the Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) culminating with the David Hunt Management Seminar which was deemed a tremendous success. The seminar in honour of the late, former secretary David Hunt, ... Read More

Midfielder Ewan Grandison (right) in action for Portmore United during a recent Red Stripe Premier League game against Humble Lion in Clarendon. Portmore won 1-0. Portmore tackle Bodles in St Catherine KO final
SPANISH TOWN, St Catherine — Portmore United will start as the overwhelming favourites when th ... Read More

Reggae Youths’ Shannoy Anderson (centre) goes after a ball with Sandals Whitehouse’s Andre Smith in Saturday’s JFF Charley’s JB Rum Western Confederation Super League at the UDC Field. At right is Sandals Whitehouse’s Orane Warren. Sandals Whitehouse won  4-0. Sandals Whitehouse gunning for revenge against Clarks Town
WHITEHOUSE, Westmoreland — A revitalised Sandals Whitehouse will be gunning for revenge when t ... Read More

Seba FC’s Steven Forrester (right) shields the ball from Reggae
Youths’ Jabarie Montague in a recent St James FA Sandals/ATL
Senior League game at he UDC field. Reggae Youths won the
game 4-0. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID) Seba thrash Violet Kickers 4-1
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Seba FC prevailed 4-1 over Violet Kickers as the long-time protagonist ... Read More

Huth sends Leicester clear, Spurs go second

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Leicester City’s German defender Robert Huth (right) scores his team’s third goal during the English Premier League football match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, yesterday.

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — Leicester City’s fairy-tale season scaled new heights yesterday as they opened up a five-point lead at the Premier League summit by winning 3-1 at title rivals Manchester City. Centre back Robert Huth scored twice, either side of a brilliant Riyad Mahrez goal, as Leicester recorded the finest win of their sensational 12-month rise from bottom to top of the English top flight. Tottenham Hotspur leapfrogged City into second place by beating Watford 1-0. ... Read More

Fire House quenched in Sandals/ATL Div 1 football

Sunday, February 07, 2016    

Mario Leslie of Club Stars (foreground) tries to get away from Faulkland
FC’s Chavoy Watkins (File Photo)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Fire House FC have finally been quenched after they were beaten for the first time this season in the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL Division One, going down 0-1 to Club Stars at the UDC Field on Thursday. Despite the loss, Fire House are still leaders of Zone One of the competition, but Club Stars moved to within a point of them on eight points. Terrick Dixon’s goal in the 50th minute, his fourth of the season, was enough for Club Stars to get th ... Read More

‘Bungles’ takes aim at Reid today

Saturday, February 06, 2016    

DALEY... the team that we are putting together will be more professional

THE incubent Peter Reid says he’s unfazed by the challenge of career police officer, Superintendent Harry ‘Bungles’ Daley, when the two face the electorate of the St Catherine Football Association in a vote for the top job at Arian’s Restaurant in Twickenhan Park, St Catherine, today. Proceedings should get underway at 10:00 am with an extraordinary meeting that will seek to amend the constitution; moving the term limit of an administration from two years to four. Immedi ... Read More

Manchioneal rally to win end-of-round title

Saturday, February 06, 2016    

Marketing Manager of GraceKennedy Money Services, Prince Royal (black shirt, right), presents the Western Union Portland Major League end-of-round trophy to Manchioneal Captain Rondee Smith (centre), as Portland FA’s first vice-president Garfield Fuller (left, foreground), and second deputy president Colin Hall (2nd right, foreground) join in the presentation at Lynch Park on Sunday . Manchioneal defeated St George’s 2-1.

BUFF BAY, Portland – Manchioneal clipped defending champions St George’s 2-1 to lift the Portland Football Association Western Union Major League end-of-round final at Lynch Park on Sunday. The victors walked away with the trophy and $30,000, while St George’s took home $20,000. Manchioneal’s goals were scored by Kesslon Hall in the 52nd minute and Maurice Clarke in the 113th, following a 16th-minute opener by St George’s Shevon Bailey. The competitive encounter ... Read More

Derrick: I have a problem with term limits

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Friday, February 05, 2016    

DERRICK... off the bat, I don’t think there should be term limits

Caribbean Football Union (CFU) President Gordon Derrick says in principle he has not fully embraced FIFA’s proposed term limits for individuals serving as president of member associations. The Antiguan, who has indicated his intention to run for the presidency of CONCACAF at its May 12 congress in Mexico City, told the Jamaica Observer that he thinks term limits run counter to the true nature of democracy. “I am a true believer in democracy, so off the bat I don’t think ther ... Read More

CFU has ‘good idea’ who it will support in FIFA race

Friday, February 05, 2016    

BLATTER... outgoing FIFA president has enjoyed Caribbean backing over the years

The 31-member bloc of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has not yet made it public which candidate it will support in the upcoming FIFA presidential elections. But its president, Gordon Derrick, conceded to the Jamaica Observer that the membership has a clear idea as to who it is likely to collectively back in the five-man race, which will culminate at a congress in Zurich on February 26. Four of the candidates — Jordan’s Prince Ali Al Hussein, Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalif ... Read More

Somerton extend win streak in Sandals/ATL D-1

Friday, February 05, 2016    

Somerton FC’s Oniel Sterling (right) tries to keep Bogue FC’s Jermaine McDonald off the ball in their St James FA Sandals/ATL Senior League game at the UDC field on Monday. Somerton FC won 1-0.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Somerton FC extended their winning start in the St James Football Association Sandals/ATL Division One competition, winning their fourth straight game by edging Bogue FC 1-0 at the UDC field on Monday. Rennel Brown’s well-taken 48th-minute goal was the difference in the game between the two unbeaten teams and saw Somerton race to 12 points atop Zone Two. Brown reacted quickest to a curling free kick from Oneil Sterling, taken just outside the area, raced pas ... Read More

The man behind the music

Thursday, February 04, 2016    

Bob Marley

This is the fourth of a seven-part feature, commissioned by Red Stripe, celebrating the life and legacy of the Honourable Robert Nesta Marley, OM, on the 71st anniversary of his birth.   Great music legends are remembered for the creativity of their lyrics, the passion they exude, and the wonder they inspire. For Jamaica’s most revered reggae icon, Bob Marley, his extraordinary talent was not confined to the musical stage. Marley was indeed more than a musician par excellence. His l ... Read More

STETHS, JC top Flow awards

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February 04, 2016    

Kim Lee, head of channel marketing, sponsorship and promotions at Flow, shares a photo opportunity with Manning and DaCosta Cup champion captains Chris-Andrew Dixon (left) of STETHS and Allando Brown of Jamaica College at the ISSA/Flow Schoolboy Football presentation ceremony at Terra Nova Hotel yesterday.

After months of exciting competition, urban area champions Jamaica College and their rural counterparts St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) received their respective share of the spoils at the ISSA/ Flow schoolboy football presentation ceremony yesterday. Jamaica College entertainingly retained two of their four titles won in 2014, while St Elizabeth Technical regained rural area supremacy, as both institutions were toasts of the awards function at Terra Nova Hotel. Last season Jamaica ... Read More

Title on the line

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, February 04, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James - Faulkland FC will have a point to prove when they face Red Stripe Premier League outfit Montego Bay United in Sunday’s final of the St James Football Association’s Captain’s Bakery and Grill Knock-out competition, to be played at Jarrett Park, starting at 3:00pm. Both teams will participate in the Jamaica Football Federation’s all-island knockout later this season. Montego Bay United have an automatic spot being a Premier League club, while Faulk ... Read More



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