Tappa will help youths

Jamaica’s interim head coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore arrives in Cayman this weekend as a special guest to participate in the Save Our Youth annual football extravaganza.

It’s on Saturday at the newly renovated Annex Football field in George Town.

Whitmore a former Reggae Boyz last week guided the national team to winning two crucial games against kingpins Mexico and Honduras in the CONCACAF Road to South Africa World Cup games at the National Stadium in Kingston.

He scored the two goals for Jamaica in beating Japan when they made history as the first ever English speaking Caribbean country to make it to the World Cup stage in 1998.

Whitmore was here in June, participating in the fundraising event put on by the Cayman Islands Football Association to raise funds for the building of the Centre of Excellence.

Other specially invited guests to this event will include Minister of Youth and Sports Alden McLaughlin, celebrated comedian Oliver Samuels from Jamaica, two representatives from the United States Army; the current Miss Cayman Islands Rebecca Parchment, retired football stars and former national players Lee Ramoon and Reynard Moxam and FIFA officials from the region. This annual event which celebrates its third year will this time around be under the theme ‘Positive Choices’ and will be made possible by SOY in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Football Association and prospective sponsors who are yet to be announced.

For more information, contact Mr Miller on 925-1265 during office hours.