BEATEN F.C. Cup finalists Crystal Palace will take on a Caribbean All Stars XI next Sunday at the National Stadium. Match time is 4:30 p.m.
The Crystal Palace party of 27 which will include all the stars which featured in the 3-3 draw against Manchester United on May 12 and then lost narrowly to Manchester United in the replay five days later, is due in the island on Friday.
The stars include forward Ian Wright, who scored two goals in the first match, Mark Bright, Andy Grey, Steve Salako, Andy Thorn, Gary O'Reilly, and million-dollar goalkeeper Nigel Martin.
Two Brazilian strikers Augusto Ceasar and Jose Carlos, both of whom were members of the Brazil World Cup squad will be in the All Stars squad. The Brazilians are due to arrive on Thursday.
Four Trinidadians will be in the Caribbean Eleven. They are Dwight Yorke, now playing professional football with Aston Villa F.C. in England, Russell Latapy, Leonsen Lewis and Brian Williams (dread locked defender).
The goalkeepers named are Earl Carter of Trinidad and Tobago, and Clive Smith of Jamaica. Other Jamaican players included in the Caribbean Eleven are Winston Anglin, Harrington Gaynor, Lenworth Hyde, Wayne Palmer along with two from the Under-23 team.
Stafford Haughton who is the sponsorship co-ordinator for the match noted, at a recent press briefing, how Crystal Palace came from behind in their semi-final match against the all conquering Liverpool team to win 4-3 in extra time.
Other sponsors representatives who spoke at the press briefing were Dudley Horner — Managing Director of Brandham Henderson (W.I.) Ltd., and Errol Hewitt — Factory Manager of Cremo Limited. The other sponsors are Coca-Cola, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, BWIA, and Can Cara (Ja) Ltd, while Inner City are the promoters.