St George’s drub St Jago 3-0 in ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup

first_img – Kingston College 5, Haile Selassie High 1 – St George’s College 3, St Jago 0 Group I – 1:00 p.m. Denham Town vs Innswood – 3:00 p.m. Camperdown vs Hydel Both matches will be played at the Constant Spring field. TOUGH GAME AHEAD Yesterday’s Results Having scored what could well turn out to be a contender for goal of the season in the ISSA-FLOW Manning Cup, St George’s College’s captain, Shevon Stewart, declared, “I want this Manning Cup,” following their 3-0 win over St Jago High in Group J action yesterday at the Constant Spring field. His team is now in pole position to qualify for the semi-finals, with an acid Kingston College test in their way. Should St George’s draw, they would advance, but should KC win then the compact and red-hot group could be decided on goal difference. Stewart, in the 39th minute of play, scored a thing of beauty and brilliance to break the deadlock. He piled one defender, dribbled around one, and then two, then caressed the ball past an advancing Webston Pennant in goal. The build-up started along the right side of play from a long ball from Ronaldo Watson. St Jago then went a man down when Maleke Miller received his second yellow card of the match, and subsequent marching orders for a late challenge on Alex Marshall. Marshall later made an exquisite strike, which he scooped over the advancing goalkeeper in the 79th minute to make the score 2-0. Youngster Ronaldo Watson scored his first goal of the season in the 82nd minute to round out the 3-0 scoreline and his school’s second victory over St Jago so far this season. “I am glad I picked up the scoring at this time, the time when it is needed most. I haven’t won the Manning Cup yet, and I am aiming to win this one in my final season,” Stewart told The Gleaner. He has scored 14 times this season. His head coach, Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell, said: “They came hard today, but we came to play. We now expect a tough game against Kingston College. We haven’t won a title yet, so we know there is still a whole lot of work to be done and we will do our best to reach the final.” Meanwhile, KC drubbed Haile Selassie High 5-1 in the day’s 1:00 p.m. game. Dashawn Donaldson (fourth), Rashawn McKinson (29th, 62nd) and Nathan Jones (45th, 48th) scored for KC, while Hamish Smith scored Haile Selassie’s consolation. Today’s gameslast_img read more

Matic, Mourinho back together at Man United

first_img0Shares0000Nemanja Matic, pictured in February 2017, signed a three-year contract with Manchester United with the option to extend it by a year © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 31 – Serbian international midfielder Nemanja Matic signed for Manchester United on Monday from Premier League champions Chelsea, the buying club announced, for a reported fee of Sh5.5bn (£40 mn).It is the second time United manager Jose Mourinho has invested in the 28-year-old’s talents having brought him back to Chelsea in 2014 after a successful spell with Benfica. Matic signed a three-year contract with United with the option to extend it by a year.“Nemanja is a Manchester United player and a Jose Mourinho player,” Mourinho told the club website.“He represents everything we want in a footballer: loyalty, consistency, ambition, team player.“I would like to thank him for his desire to join us because without that, it would be impossible to have him here. I am sure our players and supporters will love him.”Matic played just 65 minutes for Chelsea in his first period at the club before being part of the deal that saw David Luiz move to Chelsea and him move in the opposite direction to Benfica in 2011.He said Mourinho’s presence at United had made it an easy decision.“I am delighted to have joined Manchester United. To work with Jose Mourinho once again was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down,” he told the club website.“I have enjoyed my time at Chelsea and would like to thank the club and the fans for their support. I cannot wait to meet my new team-mates and to start training with them.“This is a very exciting time for the club and I am looking forward to playing my part in creating more history for this great club.”Matic’s arrival takes Mourinho’s spending to almost Sh20.6bn (£150mn) in the close season having outlaid Sh4.3bn (£31mn) for Swedish defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and Sh10.3bn (£75mn) on Belgian international striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton — though that could rise to Sh12.3bn (£90m) with add-ons.Ironically Lukaku’s deal almost put a spike in Matic’s transfer to United as Chelsea had ear-marked the striker as their number one target and were not best pleased when he was snatched from underneath their noses.At one point it was thought the Serbian, who had found life increasingly difficult at Stamford Bridge competing with French star N’Golo Kante for the central midfielder role, would end up at Juventus instead.However, once United were quoted Sh6.9bn (£50mn) for England defensive midfielder Erik Dier by Tottenham they switched their attentions back to Matic and Chelsea relented.Matic enjoyed a far happier second spell at Chelsea than his first one, winning the Premier League title twice and while never a prolific goalscorer he scored one of the goals of last season in the FA Cup semi-final win over Spurs at Wembley.In all he scored seven times in 154 appearances for Chelsea.“The Serbian departs Stamford Bridge having played a pivotal role in two Premier League title triumphs, as well as winning the League Cup with the Blues,” said Chelsea in a long farewell statement.“These trophies all came in his second spell at the club, after re-joining Chelsea in early 2014 to add steel and strength to the midfield.“We thank Nemanja for his fantastic service and wish him well for the future.”Mourinho’s spending may not be over yet as he is known to cherish Croatian winger Ivan Perisic who is at Inter Milan but United baulked at the initial demand of Sh6.7bn (£48.5mn) although they hope the Serie A side might lower their price.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more