CONCACAF Football on RJR

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Jamaica Gleaner

Listen to CONCACAF Football

Radio Jamaica and Rediffusion will give full coverage to the CONCACAF preliminary round football championship which opens at the National Stadium on Wednesday. About 105 footballers from five countries, including Jamaica are taking part. The matches will be played daily, except Sunday, through to January 21 with the possibility of a playoff on January 23.

RJR's broadcasting schedule this week is as follows:—

WEDNESDAY: Jamaica v. Netherlands Antilles at 8.10 and 9.10 p.m.
THURSDAY: Cuba v. Haiti from 9.05 p.m.
FRIDAY: Trinidad v. Netherlands Antilles from 9.05 p.m.
SATURDAY: Jamaica v. Cuba from 8.10 p.m.

The RJR commentators throughout the series will be Desmond Chambers and Deryk Tomkinson.

Deryk whose life is intimately bound up with football, has played professional football, coached football in Jamaica and has for years been football commentator on RJR.

Desmond Chambers, was the other obvious choice after his excellent athletic commentaries during the Commonwealth Games and his current coverage of racing from Caymanas Park.

Do not miss the CONCACAF kick-off on RJR this coming Wednesday at 8.10 p.m.

Because of these special football broadcasts, "Argument" will be broadcast this Wednesday at 7.15 p.m.;

JBC Radio and Television will offer the public of Jamaica extensive coverage of THE football event of the year—the CONCACAF FOOTBALL SERIES to be played at the National Stadium from Wednesday, January 11 to Saturday, January 14 and from Monday, January 16 to Saturday, January 21 with Monday, January 23 reserved for a replay in the event of a tied game.

The Confederation of North and Central and Caribbean Football Associations is a sub-confederation of the world-controlling body of football, FIFA, which has its headquarters in Zurich, and consists of Canada, the U.S.A., Central America, and most of the Caribbean territories.

The elimination rounds for the Caribbean area will be played in the National Stadium by five teams, two of which will qualify for the finals, to be played off in Spanish Honduras in March. Playing here during this series will be Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, and the matches will be as follows:


January 11, Jamaica vs. Netherlands Antilles; Jan. 12, Cuba vs Haiti; Jan. 13, Trinidad vs Netherlands Antilles; Jan. 14, Jamaica vs Cuba; Jan. 16, Haiti vs. Trinidad; Jan. 17, Netherlands Antilles vs Cuba; Jan. 18, Jamaica vs Trinidad, Jan. 19, Haiti vs Netherlands Antilles; Jan. 20, Trinidad vs Cuba; Jan. 21, Jamaica vs Haiti; Jan. 23. Possible Replay.

Jamaica's players win be chosen from a group of 25 men from teams all over the island, who have been under strict daily training at the Stadium with the National Football Coach, Jorge Penna, who will choose the final side from a short list of 18 players. The trainees include such well-fancied players as Art and Asher Welsh, Delroy Scott, Winston Earle, Vester Constantine, Paul Thomas, Ally McNab, "Muggy" Graham, and Oscar Black.

Eight of the 25 players represented Jamaica in the recent 'Schoolboy Under-Twenty Tournament in Trinidad, and another three schoolboys are included—Mickey Vernon and Neville Oxford of Kingston College, and Alan Cole of Vere Technical.

For JBC Radio Lindy Delapenha and sports commentator Roy Case will "spell" each other on live direct commentary, which will be heard on each of the ten nights from 8.45—9.00 p.m., the last fifteen minutes of the first half, and from 9.30—10.00 p.m., the last 30 minutes of play.

And for JBC Television, Director of Sports, Roy Lawrence will commentate the matches, with a preview and summary of each match by Lindy Delapenha. The matches will be recorded for television each night, and screened on TV every following day from 4.30—5.30, except the two Saturday matches which will be seen on Monday, January 16, and Monday, January 23 at 4.30 p.m.