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Delapenha hailed as Ja’s greatest ever football

first_imgLloyd Lindberg ‘Lindy’ Delapenha was described as an outstanding sportsman following news of his passing yesterday morning.Delapenha, the first Jamaican footballer to play professionally in England, died at 6 a.m. at the home of his daughter Marie Claire. He was 89.Former national football striker and Allie McNab said Delapenha was by far Jamaica’s greatest footballer.”Lindy’s life was more than being a footballer. He was a sportsman and a personality,” McNab told The Gleaner yesterday.”The black people in England owe Lindy great gratitude for breaking the black barrier. He was the least paid at the time but one of the best. He received a lot of accolades. He was not only a great footballer but also cricketer and golfer and track and field athlete. He chose football over cricket as a career,” McNab added.Clyde Jureidini, general manager of Harbour View FC, also described Delapenha as a great footballer.”He broke barriers. I worked with him at JBC and he always shared his knowledge. It was a honour to know Lindy as he set standards. He will be greatly missed,” Jureidini disclosed.Minister of Sport Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange expressed sadness at the death of the allround sports personality.”It is with deep sadness that I learnt this morning of the passing of the outstanding Jamaican sportsman Lloyd Lindberg ‘Lindy’ Delapenha,” Grange said in a release.”His exploits on the football field earned him induction into the American Black Caucus Hall of Fame. Lindy was also a fine golfer who represented Jamaica for many years in the Hoerman Cup Caribbean competition,” she added.Delapenha who attended both Munro College and Wolmer’s Boys School was an outstanding schoolboy athlete who played almost every sport.It was while serving with the British armed forces following World War II that he was spotted by an English football scout playing football for the army.This gained him a trial with Arsenal but he did not sign for the club, and in April 1948 he joined Portsmouth. It was there that he became the first Jamaican to play professional football in England.He went on to win a league championship medal with Portsmouth in 1948. In April 1950, after a successful time with Portsmouth, he went to Middlesbrough where his career took off. Lindy who was at his best on the wing or centre forward, was ‘Bo leading scorer in the 1951-52, 1953-54 and 1955-56 seasons. Overall he slammed in 93 league and FA Cup goals in 270 appearances.He moved to Mansfield Town in June 1958 where he was also a prolific scorer in his two years there before retiring from League football in 1960. He then went to non-league football for three years before moving back to Jamaica and a job as director of sports at the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation.Professional football careern 1948-50 Portsmouthn 1950-58 Middlesbroughn 1958-60 Mansfield Townn 1960 Hereford Unitedn 1964 Burton Albionlast_img read more

Traore double rocks City as Wolves triumph

first_img0Shares0000And in the final minute of injury time with City pushing men forward, Traore repeated the trick when he was put clear with an almost identical goal as he beat Ederson again.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 6 – Two late goals from Wolves’ Adama Traore inflicted a stunning 2-0 defeat on Manchester City to leave the Premier League champions trailing leaders Liverpool by eight points.It was a thoroughly deserved victory for Nuno Espirito Santo’s men, who enjoyed the better chances and became the first team to stop City scoring at the Etihad Stadium for 34 matches. Even with only eight games played, Liverpool now have a golden chance to win their first league title for 30 years after starting the campaign with eight straight wins.And as time ticked on, the urgency of the situation for Pep Guardiola’s side was apparent as they have already dropped more points at home than in the whole of last season.“It was not our best day. We let them run twice, got nervous a little bit and our process to create chances was not good,” Guardiola said.“We were not organised and lost balls in positions we could not lose them in. We had problems on the counter-attack in the end and it was a bad day.”City were again made to pay for a serious of key defensive injuries and badly missed the creativity of Kevin De Bruyne in midfield.Wolves had two days less rest and a trip back from Istanbul to cope with after winning at Besiktas in the Europa League on Thursday night.However they never tired and finally took their chances through Traore in the final 10 minutes.Twice in a matter of moments during the first half, Raul Jimenez was played through by loose passes from City players, but the Mexican striker was unable to convert either opportunity.He was first denied by an excellent tackle from Fernandinho and on the second chance he delayed and failed to get his shot away, although he felt he was impeded by City’s makeshift central defender and should have been given a penalty.City looked like the team suffering a European hangover as they struggled to move the ball with their usual fluidity and Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio was not called into action until past the half-hour mark when he pushed away Raheem Sterling’s shot.Guardiola was not happy and made a tactical switch at half-time as he sent on Oleksandr Zinchenko in place of Kyle Walker and pushed Joao Cancelo over to his preferred right-back position.But there was not the speed in City’s play or the space to open up their opponents, even after Bernardo Silva was summoned from the bench for Riyad Mahrez.The breakthrough they so badly wanted almost came when David Silva was brought down just outside the area before picking himself up to curl the free-kick against the crossbar.But with 10 minutes remaining, the decisive blow was delivered by Traore as he coolly slotted past Ederson after Jimenez had skipped away from Nicolas Otamendi for his first goal since August 2018.And in the final minute of injury time with City pushing men forward, Traore repeated the trick when he was put clear with an almost identical goal as he beat Ederson again.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more