Norman Manley top Back-To INSPORTS Five-a-Side

first_imgNorman Manley of Delacree Park are the champions of the inaugural Institute of Sports Back-To Street Five-a-Side football competition, which was held on Saturday at the Majesty Gardens basketball court.Norman Manley won the title after a 5-6 penalty-kick victory over Young Boyz from Selassie Gardens. This after both teams had played to 0-0 draw at full and extra-time.We Dem Boyz from Waterhouse won the third-place trophy after defeating Barber Shop of Majesty Gardens 4-3 on penalties. Both sides had played to a 0-0 draw.The competition, which attracted 20 teams from in and around Kingston and St Andrew, was sponsored by the Institute of the Sports (INSPORTS).Tayna Wright, executive assistant at INSPORTS, said the competition was successful.”INSPORTS was proud to play an integral part in the Back-To Street football competition,” said Wright.”The competition was a successful one and, in seeing that, INSPORTS hopes to be on board for next year’s staging,” she said.FOSTERING GOOD RELATIONSHIPSWright added that the competition helped to foster good relationships between the youth from various communities in and around Kingston and St Andrew.”This competition has helped to bring a lot unattached youth in the communities together and this helps to foster good relationships and sportsmanship in the sporting circle,” Wright noted.Lionel Francis, organiser of the championships, said it was exciting.”This was a very exciting league because it brought together a lot of youth from in and around the Kingston and St Andrew communities, and everyone had a good time.”It was violence-free, and the vibes and competitiveness among the players on the field and off was excellent,” said Francis.last_img read more

Al Attiyah eyes seventh Olympics after third Dakar triumph

first_img0Shares0000Nasser Al-Attiyah and his co-driver Matthieu Baumel celebrate winning the Dakar Rally © AFP / FRANCK FIFELIMA, Peru, Jan 19 – Dakar Rally champion Nasser al-Attiyah said Friday that his next ambition is to compete in his seventh Olympic Games — with a shotgun in his hand.The 48-year-old Qatari captured his third Dakar title on Thursday in Peru to add to his 2011 and 2015 wins on the world’s most gruelling endurance race. Now he wants to resume his Olympics career in Tokyo next year where he hopes to take part once again in skeet shooting having won a bronze medal in London in 2012.“We have won this race and now we turn our attention to the next stage — it’s my dream to participate in a seventh Olympics,” al-Attiyah told a news conference.He also plans to defend his Dakar title in 2020 before heading to Japan.“It will be tough. I will start my preparation for the Olympic Games next week and then we will come back here to Peru to defend our Dakar title.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more