Brazil earn draw with late goal – Victory puts Jamalco on top

first_imgPecheeko Green’s added time equaliser earned Brazil FC a crucial point from a 1-1 draw with host Maverley-Hughenden in the second round of games in the Charley’s JB Rum Premier League playoffs, at Maverley Complex yesterday. Jamalco lead the standings with maximum six points after a 1-0 win over St James’ Granville FC at Wembley Centre of Excellence. Andrew Isaacs scored the winner at the 63rd minute. Maverley are second in the table with four points, followed by Brazil with one and Granville are yet to get off the mark. At Maverley Complex, the home team had the better of the opportunities in the first half and had only themselves to blame for not going into the break with an advantage. However, four minutes upon the resumption, they took the lead when Rohan Williams headed home from a corner. The home team’s hopes of taking three points were dashed when Green rose above a stagnant Maverley defence to head home from a free-kick just outside the area. Phillip Peddie had a great chance to win the game for the hosts, but he failed to score from six yards. Maverley’s head coach, Lijyasu Simms, lamented: “It’s a tough feeling. We lost concentration in the last minute. We didn’t take our chances and sometimes it ends like this. “But we cannot drop our heads because the journey continue and our aim is to get into the Red Stripe Premier League,” he added. Brazil’s coach, former Arnett Gardens striker, Kirk Ramsey, said: “The plan was to get three points, and if we can’t get three, we take one. “We came to Maverley knowing it was going to be hard, but we worked hard and picked up this well needed point. Now we can’t afford to drop another point, so we are going to work hard each game for three points,” he said.last_img read more

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein insists is the right person to transform crisis organisation

first_img Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein says he can be trusted to run FIFA and rejected the idea that the sport’s world governing body could not be changed by an insider.The Jordanian is one of five candidates who will stand for the FIFA presidency on February 26 and believes he is the man to unite and reform an organisation which has been severely tainted over the past year.Sepp Blatter’s presidency was ended by an eight-year ban handed down last month over a “disloyal payment” to UEFA president Michel Platini, who received the same sanction from FIFA’s ethics committee, while American and Swiss authorities are also conducting inquiries into further allegations of corruption within the governing body.Prince Ali, 40, is the president of his country’s football association but insisted that position within the game’s establishment would not prevent him pushing through the change needed at FIFA.“I do believe you can make the change from within football and I want to prove that’s the case,” Prince Ali told BBC Sport.“That’s why it is critical to have the right leadership coming in in February.” Asked directly whether he was a leader people could trust, he replied: “Yes. I can guarantee that I am the right person for this job. My track record is that I keep my word and I implement what I say.“Hopefully, when I win this, judge me by my actions. The president has to take responsibility for himself and for the entire organisation.“Of course I am tough enough and I come from a background in my own country of working in crisis management, something that we need in Fifa right now.”Prince Ali was asked about the ban for Blatter but steered clear of criticising the Swiss, saying he was “only focused on the future”.The other four candidates for the FIFA presidency are Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino from Switzerland, former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne from France and South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale. 1last_img read more