Jamaica Customs looks to slay Carib Cement
First-time finalists Jamaica Customs are looking towards another giant-slaying act when they face off against defending champions Carib Cement in the ScotiaBank/Kingston and St Andrew Business House final today at the Alpha Institute (formerly Alpha Boys' Home) starting at 3:30 p.m.
Jamaica Customs defeated Scotiabank in the quarter-final and also eliminated preseason favourites Petrojam in the semi-final for a place in the final.
Manager of Jamaica Customs Ewan Harvey expressed confidence that his team will beat the champions and collect the KO title for the first time.
"We are feeling supremely confident, beating preseason knockout and league favourites Petrojam in the semi-final. That boosted the confidence of the team. We got rid of a good Scotiabank team as well in the quarter-final," Harvey told STAR Sports.
"We are ready and raring to go against Carib Cement tomorrow [today] in the final," the manager added.
Jamaica Customs' key players include goalkeeper Rashaun Patterson, captain Rashedee Clarke, Cadine Graham, Akeem Brown and Akino Bailey.
due to injuries
Meanwhile, Carib Cement defeated National Housing Trust, Grace Kennedy and National Commercial Bank enroute to the final.
Former national player Paul Laidley is the coach of Carib Cement said that his team will be short due to injuries and other reason.
"We will be missing our captain and Arnett Gardens defender, Jabbeur Johnson who is away, as well as other players, due to injuries. However, on the day it will be about the team that wants it most," Laidley responded.
Carib Cement main players include Alanzo Adlam, goalkeeper Mark Bryan, Ricardo Scott, Keno Ross, Ewan Murphy, Jerry Walters, Damian Benjamin, and Tivoli Gardens Premier League striker Elton Thompson.