Tivoli look to maintain good form in 2017

first_img HEADED HOME Wellington has scored four goals but could be heading back to his home club. “Rodico (Wellington) wants to return. He has been training (since late December). He is from the area and represented the club,” Edwards disclosed. Edwards also said that the key to Tivoli doing well is the discipline. “The discipline has been good. However, we want better attitude from the players towards the game,” he shared. Edwards praised veteran Jermaine ‘Teddy’ Johnson for his leadership on and off the field. Johnson who is 36 year-old is the club’s leading marksman on eight goals. He is only one goal off leading striker Shamar Nicholson of Boys’ Town. “Teddy is not getting younger, he has a responsibility to keep the team together. He really wants to play and win titles at the club. He is the first to reach training and the last to leave,” Edwards said about Johnson who represented Jamaica and also played club football in England. When quizzed about his team’s chance of winning the premier league this year, Edwards responded: “Based on the quality players, we can stay in the top six and take it from there.” Tivoli will next play against promoted Maverley-Hughenden when the RSPL resumes on January 8. Tivoli Gardens are looking to bolster their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) squad with one or two players during the January transfer window, which opened on Sunday. The West Kingston-based outfit enjoyed a good run last year and are currently in second position on 32 points, three behind leaders Montego Bay United (35). They have won 10 games, drawn twice and suffered five losses in their 17 league games. They have scored a league high 27 goals and conceded 14 times. However, coach Omar Edwards, who took over from Glendon ‘Admiral’ Bailey last summer says there could be additions to the team. “I understand that one or two players are interested in joining the team,” said Edwards. One of those players is Rodico Wellington, who started the season at promoted Maverley-Hughenden.last_img read more

Salah sold on cheap before ‘Neymar effect’ – Roma chief

first_img0Shares0000‘On the cheap’: Egypt’s Mohamed Salah © AFP/File / Michele LIMINAROME, Italy, Mar 28 – As Roma sporting director Monchi conceded that Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah had been sold on the cheap to Liverpool for 40 million euros before “the Neymar effect” transformed the market.“To understand this sale you have to understand two things. Firstly, it was made before the Neymar effect which revolutionised the transfer market,” Monchi said during a meeting with the foreign press in Rome on Wednesday. Brazilian striker Neymar’s world record 222 million euro move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain last August started a chain reaction.French forward Ousmane Dembele subsequently moved from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona in a deal worth 145 million euros, with Brazilian Philippe Coutinho moving to Barcelona from Liverpool for 160 million euros in January.“We also had to sell him (Salah) before June 30 (because of Financial Fair Play constraints),” Monchi continued. “Those who know a little about business know that it’s like having the Sword of Damocles over your head.”“So if we take these two elements into account I think that we made a correct sale.“Now he’s had a incredible season and with the effect of Neymar, Coutinho, Dembele, his value is without a doubt much more,” added the former Sevilla sporting director.Salah, 25, is the top scorer in the English Premier League with 28 goals in 30 matches. In total he has scored 36 in all competitions during his first season at Liverpool.“He’s very strong,” continued Monchi. “But it’s amazing because he’s returned to a league where he wasn’t successful when he was at Chelsea.“He found a coach, teammates who trust him, a team that suits him well, which corresponds to his style of play.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more