Mount Pleasant treat St Ann fans with tournament
Mount Pleasant Football Academy's sporting director, Paul Christie, assesses that the inaugural Peter Gould preseason football tournament will allow fans of St Ann a chance to view and endear themselves to their new acquisitions.
The tournament, which starts tomorrow, involves Mount Pleasant, Waterhouse, Humble Lion and Lime Hall, who are newly promoted to the Jamaica Premier League (JPL) and are also from St Ann.
The opening game at Drax Hall pits Waterhouse against Lime Hall at 4 p.m., while Mount Pleasant battle Humble Lion at 6:30 p.m.
Mount Pleasant, the defending JPL champions, inserted several exciting attacking talents for the upcoming season, including the Trinidadian pair of Kaile Auvra and Nathaniel James; Marlon Allen, Romeo Guthrie and Damari Deacon of Arnett Gardens; and Oquasso Chung from Danish club Esbjerg fB, as well as defenders Troy Jules of Dominica, Gawain Austin from Portmore and Fitzroy Cummings of Vere United.
Christie insists that exciting times are ahead for Mount Pleasant, and this is a chance for fans to get a sneak preview of what is to come this term.
"It is an opportunity for the St Ann fans to come out and welcome our new acquisitions, as we have some promising talent. This is their chance to get familiarised with the players, and the players to get familiarised with the fans of St Ann," Christie said.
Games will also be played on September 25 and 28, with the grand finale set for October 6.
"We want to give St Ann people more football, and Jamaica by extension. It will be a family environment with a lot of festivities and giveaways. We want it to be an annual event, and we hope to incorporate more teams come next year," he added.