Scotiabank, ATL clash today in Challenge Cup final
The final of the 2017 Western Sports-sponsored Kingston and St Andrew Business House Football Challenge Cup will be played today at Winchester Park, St George's College.
The Challenge Cup is named in honour of Raymond Quallo, a former coach of Petrojam who died in 2012. The trophy is contested among the knockout champions, Division Two winners and Division One's top team.
On Wednesday, Division Two champions Appliance Traders Limited (ATL) defeated knockout winners Carib Cement 3-0 at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex to reach the final against Scotiabank. ATL were led to victory by Jamoy Sibblies, who scored all three goals.
Today's winners will earn the right to contest the Champion of Champions play-off against the St Ann Business House football champions.
ON A HIGH
The Jerome Waite-coached ATL are on a high going into today's game. Last year, they defeated Scotiabank in the knockout semi-finals and Waite feels that they can do so again. He will look to Leon Taylor (goalkeeper), Keyshawn Williams, Quavon Bryan, Al Nesbeth , Ryan Douglas, Gary Dyce, Omar Pryce, Troy Reid and Jamoy Sibblies. Sibblies was recently transferred from Maverley-Hughenden to Red Stripe Premier League team Sandals Whitehouse.
Coach Marcel 'Fuzzy" Gayle of Scotiabank is confident that his team can win their fourth title this season and will look to Donovan Alvaranga, goalkeeper Damion Crooks, Nicholas Scott, Damion Gordon, Jermaine Gardener, Donovan Hibbert, Kevin Lamey, Donovan Hibbert and UWI Premier league players Kemar Gayle, Davion Garrison, Kemar Cummings and Dravian Williams to lead the team to victory and their first Challenge Cup trophy.