Selassie, JC clash in Walker Cup feature
First time ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup semi-finalists Haile Selassie High will look to continue their Cinderella run when they face Jamaica College in the knockout competition at Constant Spring Complex today. Kick-off time is 3 p.m.
The game is one of a double-header with the opener featuring Kingston College and Bridgeport High set to start at 1 p.m.
Geoffrey Maxwell has been creating waves with Haile Selassie and after an impressive performance in which they beat Excelsior 6-5 in a penalty shootout last Saturday are confident of beating another one of the top traditional powerhouses.
"It is going to be a very competitive game. I have a fair idea of what to expect from JC. We have to play our game and counter them," Maxwell told STAR Sports yesterday.
"They know what they can achieve and we are pretty confident that we can win the game and advance to the final," the former Jamaica player and coach added.
Haile Selassie's top players include captain Ricardo Phipps, Akeem Grandison, Hamish Smith and Chase Knight.
JC's head coach Miguel Coley described Haile Selassie are a dangerous team.
"They (Haile Selassie) have been playing good football so we are looking forward to a tough game tomorrow," Coley said.
"It is a semi-final game so the winners will go to the final. We are ready for anything," he added.
JC will rely on captain Oquin Robinson, Ronaldo Brown, Donovan Dawkins, Maliek Howell and Duhaney Williams.
In the first game, red-hot Kingston College are fancied to get the better of Bridgeport. KC, under the guidance of Ludlow Bernard, have been among the top scoring teams this season. They have enough fire power to push Bridgeport on the back foot and score a big win.
KC key players include Rashawn Mackison, Travonne Reid and Fabian Grant.
Bridgeport have a young team that could create a huge upset on the day.