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Stalwart musicians to be honoured at Bob Marley One Love extravaganza

Published:Wednesday | February 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMLivingston Scott

Three of Jamaica's stalwart musicians, Max Romeo, Winston Rodney of Burning Spear fame and Lincoln 'Sugar' Minott, will be honoured at the annual Bob Marley One Love Football Extravaganza at Harbour View Mini Stadium today, beginning at 4 p.m.

Over the years, organiser Clive 'Busy' Campbell has selected esteemed local entertainers and sports personnel for recognition for their work and contribution to both areas, at the annual football event.

He believes all local leagues should be put on hold for an event such as this, that celebrates the life of a man he calls a prophet.

"This is Bob's 70th year, and we are celebrating his life, and it's good to know that for the first time, we are having a Tuff Gong Invitational team," he said.

"But I don't see the sense in playing national league and (KSAFA) under-20 on this day, when you have an event like this to celebrate this great man," he said.

Meanwhile, former national footballers Walter 'Blacker' Boyd and Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner and entertainer 'Sizzla' will highlight the list of celebrities down to take part in the football showcase. The three will represent Entertainers, which also includes Kybaka Pyramid, No-Maddz, Wayne Marshall, Aidonia, Marvin Chin, and Oneil 'Bigga' Smith.

They will take on a Masters and Celebrities team with the likes of Paul 'Tegat' Davis, Hector Wright, Audley Boyd, Alicia James, Tashanna Vincent, Lincoln Taffe, and Lance Whittaker.

The feature game will involve Tuff Gong Invitational versus Referees. The Tuff Gong team will comprise players such as Byron Earle, Denton Sheddon, 'Bunny' Scott, Michael Tulloch, Iba Mahr, Teflon, and Hugh 'Bingy' Blair.

Fans will also get a chance to see how their favourite, or not-so-favourite, local officials play the game. The referees' team includes Courtney Campbell, Malachi Reid, Karl Tyrell, Valdin Ledgister, and Odette Hamilton.