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KSAFA Super, Major League finals on today

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS
Observer writer

Friday, May 25, 2018

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Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) will call curtains on its Magnum-sponsored 2018 Super League and Major League football season with the playing of the competitions' finals at the Constant Spring Football Complex today starting at 6:30 pm.

The Major League final between Meadforest FC and Constant Spring FC will open the double-header programme. This will be followed by the Super League final between Barbican FC and Brown's Town FC at 8:30 pm.

Both teams in the Major League final have already booked their places to move up and campaign in the Super League next season and will be contesting the final for bragging rights, along with an aim to grab the major share of the purse money on offer.

Apart from the purse money, the winner of the Super League will rumble to qualify for a chance to campaign in the Red Stripe Premier League football next season by entering the Premier League play-offs.

Barbican FC, who played in the Red Stripe Premier League some four seasons ago, gave themselves another chance to repeat of the process when they defeated Rockfort FC 2-0 to reach the Super League final with goals from Deshawn Morrison in the 78th and Shaquille Lewis in the 90th+3 minute.

In the other semi-final Brown's Town FC got past Molynes United FC 4-2 on penalties after Molynes United had recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 in regulation time. “This is a situation we cannot afford to happen in the final against Barbican,” Brown's Town's coach Karume Huie explained to the Jamaica Observer.

“In this game we are expected to score goals and we need to conserve energy after scoring goals to continue the process to the very end.

“Celebration is a good thing but too much during the match could have a negative effect on our performance.

“We have prepared well for this game and we are looking for Tevin Scott, Bryan English, Emelio Rousseau, skipper George Pinnock and goalkeeper Kemar Crawford to be like a foundation for the team. While it is a team effort, these players are the ones who lead the way forward in our thrust to maximise our effort,” Huie said.

Meadforest's coach LiJ Ya Su Simms said: “I have prepared a team to win. It is not about individuals. I do not coach that way. For this match all I want my players to do is to go out there and enjoy themselves and have fun. I have trained my players at a system of play which will bear fruits with a relaxed approach. All I want them to do as a team is to remain calm and have fun. Stick to the system and we will get the job done. Just stick to the system and have fun is the motto going into the game.”

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