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Published:Wednesday | May 27, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) will appoint a new director of marketing, six months after Sophia Harris resigned from the post to pursue other ambitions. According to JFF General Secretary Dalton Wint, the federation has already selected the...

Published:Tuesday | May 26, 2020 | 12:06 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Chairman of the Premier League of Jamaica Interim Committee (PLJIC), Christopher Samuda, expressed full confidence in the team that surrounds him and their ability to formulate a sustainable and viable business plan for Jamaica’s football within...

Published:Monday | May 25, 2020 | 12:11 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

FORMER JAMAICA Football Federation (JFF) and Portland Football Association (PFA) President Hugh Perry passed away at the University Hospital of the West Indies on Sunday morning after a brief illness. Perry, who served at president of the JFF from...

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

National player Tyreek Magee says that although Miguel Coley is one of the toughest and most tactically astute coaches he’s worked with, Ricardo Gardner has had the most influence on his career. Magee played for Coley at Jamaica College (JC) before...

Published:Thursday | May 21, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Phoenix Sports Management (PSM) says there is no formal agreement between its client Leon Bailey and the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) regarding ethics. The JFF threatened sanctions for the player after comments he made on Instagram recently...

Published:Wednesday | May 20, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Captain of Waterhouse Football Club, Keithy Simpson, says the cancellation of the 2019-20 Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) season was a real shocker. The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) pulled the plug on the football season last Friday, due to...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:25 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Harbour View FC general manager Clyde Juriedini says voiding the 2019-2020 domestic football season will not only decrease the value of local footballers, but also leave clubs open to ‘bargain hunters’. However, Cavalier technical director Rudolph...

Published:Monday | May 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) Michael Ricketts yesterday cancelled the 2019-2020 foot­ball season and declared all competitions null and void. Ricketts made the announcements via a Zoom media conference yesterday morning. “The...

Published:Friday | May 15, 2020 | 12:10 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

NATIONAL STRIKER Shamar Nicholson has supported teammate Leon Bailey’s criticisms of their head coach Theodore Whitmore’s selection policy. Bailey said in a recent Instagram interview that the current squad of players is capable of qualifying for...

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Former Harbour View FC midfielder Tyreek Magee says it is only a matter of time before he breaks into the starting team at Belgian first division football club K.A.S. Eupen. But the 20-year-old, who has been at the club since last summer, says he...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

National senior men’s football team assistant coach Jerome Waite welcomes the decision by FIFA to allow teams the use of five substitutes when football leagues across the world resume. Waite also wants the decision to be implemented permanently....

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

ORGANISERS OF the Ali Cup, a preseason high-school football competition hosted by Excelsior High, say despite this year’s cancellation because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they remain positive that some good can come out of the situation. The...

Published:Sunday | May 17, 2020 | 8:52 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Portmore United captain Rosario Harriott says the Premier League Clubs Association shouldn’t rush to call off this season of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The league was stopped indefinitely in mid-March...

Published:Monday | May 4, 2020 | 12:20 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA RUGBY Football Union (JRFU) Chairman Jerry Benzwick says the postponement of a number of international events this year because of the coronavirus pandemic will create a crowded calendar for 2021. But he says that although this backlog will...

Published:Thursday | April 30, 2020 | 12:22 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

FIFA REFEREE instructor Peter Prendergast says although the launch of the Concacaf Refereeing Centre of Excellence was implemented ahead of schedule, he anticipates that the online programme will continue to aid the region’s officials in their...

Published:Wednesday | April 29, 2020 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Vice-president of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA), Carvel Stewart, says they are not looking to follow the trend by some nations who have opted to call off their leagues due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Belgium, The Netherlands...

Published:Monday | April 27, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) general secretary Dalton Wint has commended the move by world governing body FIFA to waive administrative restrictions on member associations. He has also praised FIFA for advancing the US$500,000 (over J$70...

Published:Saturday | April 25, 2020 | 12:15 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Vere United president Lothian Cousins says it is very difficult trying to keep players motivated during the suspension of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) because of the coronavirus pandemic. He believes it is very much the same for other teams...

Published:Thursday | April 23, 2020 | 12:07 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

DUNBEHOLDEN FOOTBALL Club manager Paul Christie said the recent lockdown of St Catherine has made a tough situation even more difficult for the club and its staff living in the parish. The Government recently ordered a lockdown of the parish, which...

Published:Wednesday | April 22, 2020 | 12:18 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), Martin Lyn, says the association is missing the pool at the National Aquatics Centre as much as the swimmers who use it. Lyn said the pool is one of the association’s major sources of...

Published:Monday | April 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

CAVALIER FC technical director Rudolph Speid has lauded the Jamaica Football Federation’s (JFF) recent gesture to waive over $6 million in bill payments. But he said he expects even more relief to follow from the Government and the sport’s world...

Published:Saturday | April 11, 2020 | 12:05 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

After claiming her first major international championships medal, a bronze in the 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships, in Doha last October, Rushell Clayton says she is yearning for more. She says that she was eagerly awaiting the...

Published:Thursday | April 9, 2020 | 12:23 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica Administrative Athletic Association (JAAA) president Warren Blake has an issue with the World Athletics Championships being rescheduled to 2022. The Championships, set for Eugene, Oregon, USA, had to be moved from August 6-15, 2021, to...

Published:Monday | April 6, 2020 | 12:26 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Sports Medicine Specialist Dr Paul Wright says that it would be sensible for global football officials to wait until the end of July or early August before deciding whether to cancel or complete their respective leagues and competitions. The...

Published:Saturday | April 4, 2020 | 12:17 AMLivingston Scott/Gleaner Writer

Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) general secretary Dwayne Dillion says the body still aims to complete its competitions. This decision comes after a meeting between of KSAFA officials on Thursday. But Dillon said everything is...

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