Football

St James Parish Council renames two streets in honour of Theodore Whitmore

Theodore Whitmore reacts during the ceremony on Tuesday.Anthony Lewis

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Former national football player and coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore was on Tuesday honoured by the St James Parish Council with two streets in his name, in Catherine Hall. “I am deeply honoured and extremely privileged to be among the list of ... Read More

Sports minister congratulates Wes Morgan on leading Leicester City to historic Premier League win
Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange extended congratulations to Jamai ... Read More

MoBay United’s Orville Powell Give Orville Powell his due
We might not like how he articulated it, and certainly the Jamaican football hierarchy wished they d ... Read More

Members of the victorious Granville FC team receive the championship trophy from executives of Charley’s JB Rum after beating Sandals Whitehouse 3-2 on penalty kicks at Jarrett Park on Saturday.Photo: Philp Lemonte Granville eye RSPL
Newly crowned Jamaica Football Federation Charley’s JB Rum Western Confederation Super League ... Read More

Thanks for the joy, MoBay United

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Dino Williams

Dear Editor, Football is freedom. Football is passion. One may even dare to say, football is love. Anyone who was at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex on Sunday would agree with all the above. The surreal vibes, the insurmountable energy, the unbelievable tension and the nerve-racking intensity within the confines of the arena contributed to an astoundingly epic experience. A highly buoyant, partisan, Montegonian crowd turned out to witness what was to be a truly memorable and historic event ... Read More

Sport Diary - May 5-10

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

TODAY VMBS/St James FA Under-13 MBC Academy vs Chatsworth – UDC field 10:00 am Howard Cooke vs Catadupa – UDC field 11:15 am Catherine Hall vs Chetwood – UDC field 12:30 pm St James FA Sandals/ATL Division One Irwin FC vs Seaview FC – Westgreen 3:30 pm Copperwood vs Salt Spring United – Bickersteth 3:30 pm Bogue FC vs Paradise FC – UDC 3:30 pm FRIDAY VMBS/St James FA Under-13 St James Prep vs DMP Academy – UDC field 10:00 am Cambridge vs Gree ... Read More

Former CONCACAF president Webb facing life ban

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

ZURICH, Switzerland (CMC) — Popular former CONCACAF boss Jeffrey Webb is facing a life ban from football, after FIFA’s ethics committee opened formal proceedings against him relating to his recent guilty plea to corruption charges in a United States court last year. Football’s world governing body said yesterday the adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee would mull over the investigatory chamber’s recommendation of “a lifelong ban from all football-related ac ... Read More

Real edge past City to set up all-Madrid final

Thursday, May 05, 2016    

Manchester City’s French defender Bacary Sagna (left) vies with Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second-leg football match at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Madrid, yesterday.(Photo: AFP)

Madrid, Spain (AFP) — Real Madrid will face Atlético Madrid in the Champions League final for the second time in three years, after overcoming Manchester City 1-0 in their semi-final second leg yesterday. Brazilian midfielder Fernando deflected Gareth Bale’s cross into his own net after 20 minutes at the Santiago Bernabéu for the only goal of the tie after the first leg ended goalless. Fernandinho came closest to taking City to their first ever Champions L ... Read More

Schaefer names provisional squad for Copa America Centenario

Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

SCHAEFER…will be owed three months’ salary counting December, January and this month

Jamaica’s Head Coach Winfried Schaefer has named a provisional 40-member squad for the historic Copa America Centenario to be staged in the United States from June 3 to 26. The Reggae Boyz qualified for the tournament by virtue of being Caribbean Football Union champions. The Reggae Boyz are drawn in Group C alongside Venezuela, many-time COPA America champions Uruguay and CONCACAF champions Mexico. Schaefer’s team is scheduled to play its first game against Venezuela on June 5 a ... Read More

Hillstars beat Porus to retain Manchester U-17 title

BY OSHANE TOBIAS Observer writer | Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

Champions Hillstars FC celebrate with the Moorland Development/Pat Anderson trophy after beating Porus FC 4-3 on penalties in the final of the Manchester FA Under-17 competition at Kirkvine on Sunday.Oshane Tobias

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — Hillstars FC retained their Manchester FA/Moorland Development Pat Anderson Under-17 title but needed penalty kicks to see off Porus FC 4-3 in the final at the Kirkvine Sports Club on Sunday. The teams had battled to a 1-1 draw in full and extra-time. Following a goalless first half, Porus took the lead in the 51st minute when Alwin Strachan fired home a rebound past the Hillstars goalkeeper Daniel Russell. But Hillstars would restore parity 10 minutes later thr ... Read More

Arnett lacked desire, will to win, says Waite

HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

Newton Sterling (third left) of Arnett Gardens heads the ball ahead of Folson Philemond of Don Bosco during their CFU third-placed play-off match at the Stade Sylvio Cator in Haiti on Sunday. Arnett Gardens lost 0-2.

The will to win was clearly lacking from the Arnett Gardens players. So said Head Coach Jerome Waite, as his team failed dismally to qualify for the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) Champions League. Arnett Gardens, Jamaica’s 2015 premier league champions, lost 0-2 to W Connection of Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship semi-final, then crashed 0-2 to Haiti’s Don Bosco in the third place play-off. ... Read More

KSAFA launches Bill Express Under-17 football competition

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

KSAFA president, Ambassador AB Stewart Stephenson (left) receives the symbolic Bill Express cheque of $1.5 million from GraceKennedy marketing officer Prince-David Royal at the press conference to launch the KSAFA/Bill Express Under-17 football competition at the Social Development Fund in Kingston yesterday.Hurbun Williams

The Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) annual Under-17 football competition will commence tomorrow and end in July 2016. All games will be played at weekends with the exception of a few that will be played in midweek in the start-up phase of the competition. The Under-17 competition forms part of the KSAFA age-group development structure played between January and September of each year. This competition seeks to attract those players who are preparing for the Manning Cup and ... Read More

Wes Morgan’s win will inspire, says Digicel CEO

Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

For his outstanding leadership in guiding Leicester City to their first Barclays Premier League title, Digicel salutes Reggae Boy Wes Morgan on the historic achievement. Describing it as “another proud achievement for Jamaica”, Digicel CEO David Butler is in high praise for the champion captain. “Against all odds, Captain Wes Morgan demonstrated solid determination and the will to win in leading his team to a modern-day fairy-tale ending. Leicester’s accomplishment wil ... Read More

Leicester’s party rolls on after miracle title win

Wednesday, May 04, 2016    

Leicester City’s footballer and Captain Wes Morgan (centre) is mobbed by fans as he leaves an Italian restaurant after having lunch with teammates in the centre of Leicester yesterday, the day after winning the English Premier League title.(Photo: AFP)

Leicester, United Kingdom (AFP) — Leicester City’s heroes celebrated with lunch at an Italian restaurant yesterday after achieving one of the biggest upsets in sporting history by winning the English Premier League. Thousands danced in the city’s streets waving blue and white flags, while millions around the world watched in wonder as the one-time 5,000-1 underdogs sealed the title on Monday night. The unthinkable happened thanks to second-placed Tottenham Hotspur being held ... Read More



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