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Captain and marquee striker, Kenwyne
Jones, will sit out T&T s international
friendly against Mexico on Friday, as he
sorts out his future with English Cham-
pionship club Cardiff City.
The 30-year-old has been at the centre
of transfer speculation in recent weeks, with
several media reports linking him to a move
away from Cardiff City Stadium.
Sheffield Wednesday, another Champi-
onship club, has been named as the likely
destination for Jones.
In announcing the squad, T&T head coach
Stephen Hart said both Jones and Sheldon
Bateau, had asked not to be considered for
"Jones is trying to sort out his future with
Cardiff City and Bateau has now joined
Russian Premier Division club FC Krylia
Sovetov Samara and have both asked to be
excused," Hart said.
Jones has been in great form already this
season, scoring twice in his last two outings
for Cardiff City to keep them unbeaten in
Last season, he was their leading scorer
with 14 goals.
Jones has a year remaining on his contract
but media reports say the Bluebirds are des-
perate to hang on to their prized striker,
even at the risk of allowing him to leave on
a free transfer next season.
He and Bateau are two of four players
missing as Carlyl
and Lester Peltier
out of the 20-ma
named for the c
at the Rio Tinto
dium in Sandy, U
Gavin Hoyte and
shaw has been
called up and
while all four
capped at the
played to a
draw in their fina
game of the Co
Cup in Charlotte
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an own goal and
Cazova U-19 title
SPANISH TOWN---Hosts Jamaica captured the Caribbean
Zonal Volleyball (Cazova) Under-19 boys title in style
Sunday night when they stormed to a three-set victory
over defending champions Barbados.
In a lopsided contest at the GC Foster College, Jamaica
carved out a 25-22, 25-23, 25-16 result, to atone for their
preliminary round, straight sets defeat to the Barbadians
four days ago.
Captain and MVP, Jovan Thomas, led the winners
with nine kills while Shavar James chimed in with six.
For Barbados, Brandon Callender led with 18 points.
Entering the final on the back of a four-game winning
k, Barbados were the heavy favourites and looked to be
g good on these bets when they grabbed an early lead.
ever, Jamaica roared back to overcome a six-point deficit
ck the Barbadians by clinching the first set at 22.
te ending the first set with momentum, Jamaica were
back early in the second, to trail 2-8. However, a time
ke Barbados rhythm and the hosts sparked an 8-1 run
dos fought back gallantly and looked to be closing out
at 22-18 when Jamaica once again turned the tables, going
1 run to stun their opponents yet again.
h a comfortable 2-0 lead, Jamaica made no mistake in
hird set to easily win at 16 and crown themselves cham-
s. With the victory, Jamaica also booked their spot at the
h, Central American and Caribbean (Norceca) Under-19
mpionship slated to be held soon.
KINGSTON---Former Jamaica prime
minister Edward Seaga has announced
he will step down as chairman of the
Professional Football Association of
According to the Jamaica Observer
newspaper, the 85-year-old made the
disclosure at the launch of the new
Premier League season on Monday
His resignation takes effect today.
Seaga will be replaced by association
board member Don Anderson, a well-
Seaga, however, will continue in his
post as chairman of the Premier League
The longstanding politician, who
served as prime minister during the
1980s, quit public life ten years ago.
als by Mario
dos a come-from-
behind 2-2 draw with St Vincent and
the Grenadines in their international
friendly at Victoria Park here Friday
The visitors seemed headed for defeat
after trailing 0-2 with eight minutes
left in regular time until Harte netted
twice in the space of eight minutes to
earn his side a share of the honours.
The result ensured that Barbados
remained unbeaten against their Eastern
Caribbean neighbours this year. Back
in March, they beat SVG 3-1 and then
drew 2-2 in a weekend doubleheader
In a warm-up game for their upcom-
ing World Cup qualifier against Aruba,
SVG took the lead four minutes before
half-time when Garvin James scored.
They took the lead into half-time
but had to wait until the 71st minute
before doubling their advantage when
Tevin Slater also got on the scoresheet.
With time ticking away, Harte halved
the lead in the 82nd minute before
drawing his side level with another
clinical finish six minutes later.
Barbados were good enough to
advance to the third round of the 2018
World Cup when they beat 1-0 in the
second leg of their tie in Bridgetown,
following their 2-0 victory in the first
leg in Oranjestad.
However, they were subsequently
dumped from the competition by foot-
ball s world governing body, FIFA, for
fielding an ineligible player in the sec-
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