Chris Dehring for Bell Ziadie Memorial

Monday, October 15, 2018

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Chris Dehring will line up on the Entertainers and Masters team as the 32nd staging of the Bell/Ziadie Memorial football matches kicks off at Winchester Park, St George's, today at 2:30 pm.

Dehring will join Chris Martin, Wayne Marshall, Tony Curtis, Nomadz, along with athletics star Germaine Gonzales, and footballers Jah Mikes, Kevin “Pele” Wilson, Cornel Chin-Sue and Denton Shedden.

The Masters and Celebrities team will compete against St George's College Old Boys, Christian Ambassadors and for, the very first time, the Special Olympics football team that placed second at the, Special Olympics football competition.

Dennis Hutchinson, Lenworth Hyde, Paulette Riley and Frankie Lewis will be honoured during the event.

Hutchinson, Hyde and Lewis are former national players, while Riley is the first female to be designated a FIFA assistant referee.

The event is in honour of two of Jamaica's top coaching minds, Dennis Ziadie and Jackie Bell, who died in a motor vehicle accident in Mexico as they attended the 1986 World Cup with the hope of widening their knowledge.

Ever since their deaths, Clive “Busy” Campbell, a fellow Santos player at the time, has organised these football games in their memories and has used the proceeds to aid a number of basic schools.

Over the years a number of celebrities have turned out in support of the cause and in memory of Bell and Ziadie. Admission to the event is $500 for adults and $100 for children.

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