Is FIFA too soft on racism in football?

By August 05, 2019
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    Kingston College (KC) are through to the final of the ISSA Champions Cup after a dower affair against Jamaica College (JC) ended in penalties at the National Stadium in Kingston on Saturday.

    There was a flurry of chances when the game just began but the quality of football dipped with the increasing intensity of the rain. With first-half action coming to an end, KC struck. A long ball played out from the back by the unusually deep Jahmari Morrison was poorly cleared by Nickache Murray, when the sliced clearance fell, it was Demario McCarthy who was first to it and his sliding effort was struck perfectly to give KC a 1-0 lead heading into the halftime break.

    It seemed that would be all she wrote for JC because truth be told, they hadn’t looked likely to trouble the KC backline too much.

    That changed with the game winding down and in driving rain, JC got a corner in the 83rd minute.

    KC cleared partially cleared that corner but it fell kindly to a JC boot. A shot from that boot ricocheted to the left side of the field where a JC player dismissed his marker and whipped in a beautiful cross for Shadae Lopez to head into the far corner.

    JC had their tails up and KC had some hair-raising moments after that.

    But time would run out on JC and they would have to try to do it from the penalty spot.

    KC missed their first two penalties but JC could not maintain their lead, striking the woodwork with one penalty and then seeing another saved.

    The Manning Cup champions began striking their penalties more confidently and JC folded under the pressure to end up 3-2 losers.

    KC will now face Clarendon College who had things go all their way in their semi-final against Clarendon College, winning 3-0.

  • Koulibaly at home with Napoli amid Man United links Koulibaly at home with Napoli amid Man United links

    Kalidou Koulibaly reaffirmed his affection for Napoli amid ongoing links to Premier League giants Manchester United.

    United continue to be linked with a move for highly rated Napoli defender Koulibaly, despite the world-record signing of Harry Maguire at the start of the season.

    The Red Devils are reportedly keen to bolster their backline, which has been problematic in recent seasons, even after the arrivals of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly.

    However, star centre-back and Senegal international Koulibaly said he is happy in Naples.

    "This is where my children were born," Koulibaly wrote via Twitter. "This is where I grew up as a man and a player.

    "This is where my family and I feel at home #Napoli."

    Koulibaly has established himself as one of the world's best defenders since swapping Genk for Napoli in 2014.

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  • Clarendon College make light work of defending champs, head to final Clarendon College make light work of defending champs, head to final

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