Ja All-Stars win 2-1

March 04, 2017
Gladstone Taylor/Photographer Gregory Simmonds scorer of the opening goal, from the penalty spot, against the Brazil All-Stars last night.
Gladstone Taylor Gregory Simmonds' penalty going past the Brazil All-Stars goalkeeper at the National Stadium last night.

Football lovers at the National Stadium had a night of nostalgia as the Jamaica Heroes defeated the Brazil All-Stars 2-1 last night.

Jamaica's goals, before just over 5,000 spectators, came from a penalty taken by former St George's College player Gregory Simmonds in the first half and Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner with a quickly taken free kick in the second half, after a moment of brilliance from Walter 'Blacka Pearl' Boyd to win a foul.

Correa Motta de Freitas had levelled for the visitors just after half time.

The game featured legends of Jamaican and Brazilian football from the 90s and 2000s such as Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore and Andy 'Bomber' Williams of Jamaica and Rivaldo and Edmilson of Brazil.

The 'Share The Love' football friendly was described before the match as a once in a lifetime spectacle by organiser Andre Virtue. It featured a number of stars from Brazil's World Cup winning squads from 1994 and 2002.

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