Couples, Gran Bahia in big Sandals BH football final clash

first_imgFootball fans are in for a treat as the curtain comes down on the Sandals Resorts International-sponsored St Ann-St Mary Business House football competition at Drax Hall today. The title match will feature a clash of the two heavyweights and the last two unbeaten teams: defending champions Couples Tower Isle, and title aspirants Gran Bahia Principe. Match time for the feature is 6 p.m., with St Ann Development Company (SADCo) and North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA) in the third-place play-off game at the same venue, starting at 4 p.m. Couples enter the final on a high, scoring 36 goals so far, while conceding just four. They have the most high-powered offence in the league and have looked unstoppable all season. With Mauracio Gordon, Gregory Tate, Dwayne Silvera and Carlos Smith, they have a core that’s the envy of the league. Tate and Gordon, in particular, have the potential to unlock any defence. The Gran Bahia defenders will have their hands full all evening staving of attack after attack. Both teams reached the finals in contrasting style. The champs hammered NERHA 4-1 in their semi-final clash, while Gran Bahai edged a fighting SADCo, 2-1. Gran Bahai will be looking to Kirk Ramsay, the man many believe to be the best forward in St Ann. Ramsay, however, has not been finding the net with regularity, but has the potential to explode at any time. Devon Ward, veteran member of the Gran Bahia team, is confident his team will win. “I know Couples have been playing well all season and we respect them, but we believe in our team and we have some great players. We know the game of football and we are ready,” Ward noted. NERHA hammeredlast_img read more

I can retire at Liverpool – Klopp

first_imgGerman coach Jurgen Klopp says it is possible that he will end his career at Liverpool after celebrating a year in charge at the Merseyside club. After an inconsistent season last year, Klopp, in his first full season in charge at Liverpool, has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign, with many onlookers tipping the Reds to challenge for the title. “I certainly will (return to Germany) to live, but I don’t know if I will be back there as a coach yet. The day will come when I say, ‘thanks, it was a pleasure,’ Klopp told German media. The 49-year-old further noted that he intends to end his coaching career within a decade. “It’s very, very unlikely that I will still be sitting on the bench when I am 60. And, if at the end of my career I only got to coach Mainz, Dortmund, and Liverpool, then it will certainly have been three fantastic clubs.” Liverpool have been largely impressive this year and were today scheduled to play Swansea in search of a fifth straight win. The coach is also looking to make the most of their lack of European commitments this season. “We lost at Swansea last season in a difficult week for us. We had to play there at 12 p.m. on the Sunday, and that was really hard for us. We didn’t perform really well so deserved the defeat. “This time we want to deserve something else. We have absolutely no excuses. We have time to recover, we have time to train, we have time to analyse and we have to use it.” Appointed on October 8, 2015 First game in charge – October 17, 2015 Matches in charge – 60 Goals scored – 71 (most in EPL) Record – 29 wins/18 draws/13 losses Points per game – 1.75 Klopp at ‘The Kop’last_img read more