Monday, August 4, 2008
Young Ja footballers excel in Norway
Members of the the Alpart/Essex Valley football squad swamp Alpart's managing Director Alberto Fabrini (back row, centre) and Alpart Community Council Representative Leroy Whitely (back row, right). Also in the back row of the picture (from left) are Lance Neita (manager), Andrew Bent (coach), players Tafari Smith, Kaneil Harrison (captain), Kaya Beckford, Alberto Fabrini, Levaughn Baker, Simon Barnes, Toshroy Turner and Adrian Smart. Middle row (from left) are other players Jason McLean, Okeen Blanford, Kaycee Bromfield, Dunar Smith, Luciel Banton, Raheen Jones, Kevon Farquharson, Khesanio Hall, Mark Parchment, while Ackeem Nelson (left) and Enrique Rochester occupy the front row.
Jamaica Observer - Monday, August 04, 2008
The curtain came down Saturday on the 36th Norway Cup football tournament with the Jamaican Alpart/ Essex Valley football team finishing second in Zone C after bowing 0-4 to Pequeninos of Brazil in the final.
The Brazilians, who have won the Cup 18 times, played better football under wet conditions and after leading 3-0 in the first half, went on to clinch the match with a penalty five minutes into the second half.
Ademilson Dos Santos with a brace, and Mattheus Morelli scored for the winners.
Essex Valley placed second out of 128 teams in the zone. The tournament attracted a record 1,500 junior club teams from 50 countries.
Alpart's managing director Alberto Fabrini has congratulated the Under-14 boys "for being excellent ambassadors for Jamaica on and off the field".
The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) president Captain Horace Burrell had earlier addressed the team in Jamaica, extending best wishes on behalf of the federation.