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Ja All-Stars win 2-1

Published:Friday | March 3, 2017 | 3:57 PM

Football lovers at the National Stadium had a night of nostalgia as the Jamaica Heroes defeated the Brazil All-Stars 2-1 earlier tonight.

Jamaica's goals, before just over 5,000 spectators, came from a penalty taken by Gregory Simmonds in the first half and Ricardo "Bibi" Gardner with a quickly taken free kick in the second half, after a moment of brilliance from crowd favourite Walter "Blacka Pearl" Boyd to win a foul.

Correa Motta de Freitas had levelled for the visitors just after half time.

The game featured legends of Jamaican and Brazilian football from the 90s and 2000s such as Theodore "Tappa" Whitmore and Andy "Bomber" Williams of Jamaica and Rivaldo and Edmilson of Brazil.