Category Archives: Football

jamaica-soccerFootball in Jamaica is played at all levels and ages, from Preparatory and Primary school football, Manning Cup and DaCosta Cup for high school levels. All Sports Jamaica covers all the upcoming stars at this level. The Jamaica senior men’s team the Reggae Boyz, are also covered in their international quest to reach top level football in the world. We at All Sports Jamaica is inspired to help them reach these goals and carry them to the top. The Jamaican local leagues scores and player information are also available.

JFF President Captain Horace Burrell Died

JFF President Died at Age 67

President of the Jamaica Football Federation passed away June 6th, 2017 after battling cancer for over a year. Captain Horace Burrell was the orchestrator of the Reggae Boyz in 1998 going to their first World Cup. Burrell was the one who went to Brazil and sought after Rene Simoes. He was a visionary an army man, a man of discipline. Rest in Peace Mr. Burrell.

Bayer Leverkusen Leon Bailey in Confrontation with Belgian Boxer

Leon Bailey Made a Mistake

The young prodigy out of Jamaica Leon Bailey who recently transferred from KRC Genk in Belgium and now ply is trade in Germany with Bayer Leverkusen, has got himself in a little trouble with his current club. Leon Bailey while visiting Belgium from a break with his current club, got carried away with the new world of social media videos, snap chat. Bailey whilst in the gym at Belgium snap chat a professional boxer of Belgium while he was working out calling him a “clown”.

This boxer is a professional boxer by the name of Atif Tanriseven Ribera, tracked Bailey down and confronted him. Bailey apparently having lunch with his younger brother Kyle Butler and who is also a professional football player, currently with Westerlo, also transferred from KRC Genk youth setup.

Leon is still young and with social media, he has to realize that he is a professional and has to conduct himself in that manner every where he goes and never let his guard down. It was commendable of him not to react any further which could have further damage his reputation. Director of Bayer Leverkusen, Voller might impose other sanctions on the young Jamaican winger.

Reggae Boyz kicks off COPA America Centenario

Reggae Boyz kicks off COPA America Centenario versus Venezuela

The Reggae Boyz kicks off their COPA America Centenario 2016 against Venezuela. The Boyz plays Venezuela at the Soldier Field in Chicago in their opening game, set to kick off at 5pm Eastern Standard Time, 4pm Jamaican time. The Jamaican National team is coming off a good performance in a Friendly International against reining COPA America Champions Chile in 2015. Jamaica put in an excellent effort to come away with a 2-1 win in Chile, what should have been a party for the Chilean National team. In last years COPA America, the Reggae Boyz played Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay losing all matches 1-0, but in some situations the results could have been quite different. They would want to build on the latest performance, against South American opponents, last year COPA America and also reaching the Gold Cup Finals, we should be upbeat about the games ahead.

We have a strong team at this years COPA America Centenario 2016 tournament, with one of the top custodian in the Major League Soccer Goal Keeper Andre Blake standing between the posts. In Central Defense, current national captain Adrian Mariappa and captain of the English Premier League champions Wes Morgan anchoring the back line. With such fierce competition for Midfield, a good problem to have the likes of Jevaughn Watson and former captain Rudolph Austin have to be proving their worth over time. Despite not favoring Right Back Jevaughn Watson is being deployed in that position. He is capable of playing any where on the pitch in many eyes. He has the skilled to get down the wing, keep possession and everything that is right, he should be dynamic, great asset to have. Rudy is in a battle with Lee Williamson and Michael Hector for that midfield spot, which I see a great chemistry developing between Williamson and Hector, Austin may be used in tactical changes.

On the flanks we have the elusive and skillful Joel “Jobi” McAnuff and Gareth McCleary respectively. Looking to finish off things is Gil Barnes and Clayton Donaldson. Barnes and Donaldson look poised to build on recent link ups.
In my opinion we have a strong chance to get to the next round, we are very familar with Mexicans and we should want to turn the table on them from last year Gold Cup Finals, and put in a good shift against Uruguay.

COPA America Centenario Groups

Copa America Centanario Group A


COPA America Centenario Group B


COPA America Centenario Group C


COPA America Centenario Group D


St. George’s College vs Jamaica College Manning Cup Finals Preview

St. George’s College vs Jamaica College Manning Cup Finals Preview

Battle Lines Drawn!!! ….2015 Manning Cup Finals….. St. George’s College vs Jamaica College

Come 5:00pm tomorrow, St. George’s College will battle Jamaica College for the most coveted prize of corporate area schoolboy football.

JC, the Champion is not going to give up the title without a fight. In the Flow Super Cup Final, they actually got the earlier chances and if it weren’t for poor shooting, they could have opened the scoring. They are expected to make some adjustments and come out fighting like a Champion.

So the Light Blues will have to put in an even better show tomorrow against the boys from Old Hope Road. You are as good as how you play on the day. The squad is very aware of this and coach Bell has stressed that we will need to play even better on Saturday. We have the capacity to do take the crown. The team is playing well and we have some very heavy artillery in our arsenal. Alex Marshall, probably the most lethal striker this season, will be marked for head to toe. He has been shown to be very elusive and continues to score some fabulous goals.

So, we pray that the Lord will again find favor with us in the battle tomorrow.

……AMDG, AMDG….. For the Greater Glory of God…..

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Jamaica Red Stripe Premier League Football Standings

Red Stripe Premier League 2015-2016 Standings

Jamaica Red Stripe Premier League 2015/2016


2015 Manning Cup Semi-Final STGC vs Jonathan Grant High

2015 Manning Cup Semi-Final STGC vs Jonathan Grant High

2015 Manning Cup Semi-Final: St. George’s College (4) vs Jonathan Grant High (1)

It will be St. George’s College vs Jamaica College Manning Cup Final next Saturday.
St. George’s College was never really challenged though Jonathan Grant High certainly was not disgraced. George’s would go ahead early after a penalty was given for what appeared to be a hand ball. Alex Marshall stepped up and scored. As the game went on, STGC took total control of the game, moving the ball around smoothly. Jonathan Grant had a heavily packed defense and it was hard to break down and penetrate.
Alex Marshall would steal the ball from a defender but was subsequently fouled in the penalty area. He scored a second penalty. We would score a third goal as a through ball to midfielder Akeem Williams saw his close range shot blocked by the goal keeper only to be placed in the back of net by Marshall again.

In the second half, STGC took their foot off the gas pedal. This allowed Jonathan Grant to launch a number of threatening attacks. They would be awarded a free kick just outside the penalty area. The subsequent well struck kick found the Georgian keeper pushing the ball away but in the path of an oncoming Jonathan Grant striker who scored.
This seemed to embarrass the Georgians a little. They started to go on the attack one again in the last 10 minutes and created a few very good chances. Dominic James would make a great down the right wing, beating the Jonathan Grant wing back and goalkeeper to make it 4-1 to the Georgians.

In the earlier game, Jamaica College controlled the tempo completely to beat Denham Town 4-2. Denham Town goals were defensive errors from the JC defense.
So it will be another Battle of the Blues next Saturday in the Manning Cup Final.
We pray that the Lord will find favor with the Light Blues once again.
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    CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Group Standings

    CONCACAF World Cup Russia 2018 Qualifying Group Standings

    CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier Group A


    CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier Group B


    CONCACAF World Cup Qualifier Group C


    STGC Celebrates Super Cup Victory

    St. George’s College convincing win in the Flow Super Cup

    The FLOW Super Cup Final last night was about the most thrilling and wonderful school boy football match seen and experienced so far this season. Naturally, I am delighted that STGC came out victors.
    I can only say that after the first goal JC lost steam and after the second they lost all wind. But surprisingly, with only 10 men they played the second half tremendously and with determination to break the duck. It was in vain for the STGC defense was also determined to thwart every effort they made.
    Too much cannot be said of our star forward line and Alex Marshall led it with gusto and skill, as the Gleaner described him,” ..swift through JC’s defense as a ghost through fog..”

    It was a packed stadium and Flow entertained with a fab show with a beautiful fireworks display. The crowd rose in tune with DJ Busy Signal who asked “..A yah so them fi pick the Reggae Boys from…”
    Our fab Principal led a contingency representing the school that in a few days begged and beseeched till they were able to collect $150,000 which was donated to cancer student, Jordan Foote. It was a heart warming episode on this stupendous occasion.

    Receiving the Cup was a fulfillment of the hardworking team support headed by Neville Bell who couldn’t hide the emotions of happiness and pride.
    A Fantabulous Victory for the School, and its supporters .Congratulations are in order, and lets not forget there are three more Trophies to collect.
    Tony Wong
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