Last season’s champions, Arnett were knocked out of the race for the national league last Sunday when they drew 2-2 with Montego Bay United in the return-leg semi-final (they had lost the first leg 1-2), while Waterhouse struggled throughout that league and were saved from relegation on the final match day of the season. Now, the teams are ready to continue their long-time rivalry. Also, each team has won the title five times apiece and the winner would move one title behind the team to have won the most, Harbour View FC, with seven titles. Coach of defending champions, Waterhouse Anthony Patrick said his team is looking forward to ending the season on a high. “The team and community are optimistic. After a break, we returned to training last week. We are short on a few players for different reasons. However, the other players are upbeat,” said Patrick, who was in charge when the team won last season. Waterhouse’s self-proclaimed saviour, Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, Andre Leslie and Kenroy Howell are expected to lead the attack in their quest to retain the title. Meanwhile, Arnett will be coming with the same intention of finishing the season with silverware. “The motivation is always a factor after faltering in the Premier League,” Arnett’s long-serving coach Jerome ‘Jerry’ Waite told The Sunday Gleaner. “We know the importance of winning this trophy in memory of Jackie Bell. The physical condition is there, so we will continue to work on the mental aspect,” he said. Arnett will look to captain Oneil ‘Bigga’ Thompson, Ranike Anderson, Kemal Malcolm, Vishinul Harris, among others, to capture the title for the sixth time. Winthorpe ‘Jackie’ Bell died along with his close friend, Dennis Ziadie, in Mexico City while attending the FIFA World Cup Finals in June 1986. Bell was president and coach of Santos FC at the time. He was also a former national player. Relegation Defending champions Waterhouse and Arnett Gardens will battle today in the teams’ last chance at silverware this season in the Locker Room-Kingston and St Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) Jackie Bell Knockout football final at Sabina Park in Kingston, starting at 4 p.m. Both teams will look to make up for disappointment in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) by finishing the 2015-16 local football season on a high. The winning trophy apart, the teams will fight for the top cash incentive of $400,000 and, of course, bragging rights in the Corporate Area’s premier knockout competition. For the losers, the second place prize is $250,000. Third and fourth-place teams will earn $150,000 and $100,000, respectively.
The body of 30-year-old Jason Rajendra Lall Hiria was discovered by his grandfather in a sitting position in a toilet at his Lot 76 Sixth Street, Anna Catherina WCD home at about 5:30h on Monday.Reports are that the deceased, allegedly an alcoholic, had arrived home in a drunken state at about 01:30h, and an argument was heard coming from the house. After some time the argument ceased, but at about 05:30h, an alarm was raised that Jason was found dead in a toilet.The Police were contacted, and an investigation was launched. There was no sign of forced entry into the house, but detectives have noted the presence of marks of violence around the now dead man’s neck.The body was taken to the Ezekiel Funeral Home, where a post mortem was performed by Dr Nehaul Singh, who gave the cause of Jason’s death as compression injuries to the neck. As a result, the now dead man’s uncle with whom he had lived, was taken into custody. Investigators late Monday night reveal that the uncle has since confessed to the crime.A source told Guyana Times that the late Jason had been a known alcoholic in the community, and whenever drunk, would create a scene at home.Police investigations are continuing.