Waterhouse FC’s coach Marcel Gayle says at present’s worldwide membership pleasant towards Maltese outfit, St Andrews FC, can be an incredible alternative for the membership’s younger gamers to show their skills to a global viewers.
St Andrews have robust ties with the Phoenix Academy, and several other Jamaica-born gamers from the native academy are within the St Andrews’ squad. Additionally right down to put on the colors of the Maltese membership as visitor gamers are Bayer Leverkusen star, Jamaica’s Leon Bailey, and his brother, Kyle Butler, who’s at present signed to Austrian Bundesliga membership LASK Linz.
Gayle mentioned that whereas he’s trying to give his younger gamers an opportunity to showcase their expertise, he needs to strike the correct steadiness with senior gamers.
“It is a nice alternative for members of the Waterhouse squad to showcase their expertise. That is additionally platform, particularly for our younger gamers to go up towards stars like Bailey and Butler,” he mentioned.
STRIKING THE RIGHT BALANCE
“It is going to be a combination of youth and senior gamers for Sunday’s match. We hope we are able to strike the steadiness,” Gayle mentioned final Friday.
The match, which has been within the making for greater than a 12 months, was introduced at a press convention at The Jamaica Pegasus resort in Kingston final Thursday. Waterhouse are at present the leaders of the Crimson Stripe Premier League (RSPL) they usually boast some good expertise comparable to Keammar Daley, Tremaine Stewart, Kenroy Howell, Girvon Brown, Shawn Lawes, Keithy Simpson and Ricardo Thomas.
The St Andrews/Phoenix Invitational group, along with that includes Bailey and his brother Kyle, may also have various different Phoenix Academy graduates comparable to Kemar Reid, Kevaughn Atkinson, Kemmu Jackson, Martin Davis, Chevaughn McLaren, Travis Blagrove and Ricardo Martin.
The sport is scheduled to begin 7.30 p.m. This can be preceded by a match between the Waterhouse Below-17 and Phoenix Academy Below-17 groups.
Half proceeds from the match will go in the direction of the Jamaica Most cancers Society to help youngsters dwelling with most cancers.
“I feel it’s the proper factor to do as a result of most cancers is such a merciless illness” president of Waterhouse, Donovan White. mentioned at Thursday’s official launch of the match.