Costa Rican Team That Beat Trinidadians Arrive Here Monday

Date Published: 
1936-01-29
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
15

WANT TO PLAY MATCH AGAINST JAMAICA SIDE IN 2-DAY VISIT: J.F.A. TRYING TO ARRANGE.

Footer fans here will remember that after the touring Trinidad team left us victorious, they went to Colombia and here went down twice to defeat in successive matches against another touring team, from Costa Rica. Well, that Costa Rican team, the Alajuela Junior Sport Club football team is coming here!

It will be, however, just a short two-day visit. They will arrive on Monday next, February 3, and leave again on the following day. If arrangements which are being made can come to something definite, the team will play a match against a Jamaica team, and it is interesting to figure out what will happen.

Senor Martin Carazo, Consul General for Costa Rica, received a letter by last mail from Senor Jorge Perez R., manager of the team to the effect that the team on the way home from

A SUCCESSFUL TOUR

in Colombia, in the Royal Netherlands Steamship Company's vessel "Simon Bolivar," would call and visit the island.

The letter also requested the Consul to use his good offices in arranging a match for the team which by the way is one of the leading football combinations in Costa Rica, against an All-Jamaica side or any formidable club team, possibly on the afternoon of their arrival in the island, February 3.

Senor Martin Carazo busied himself immediately upon receipt of the letter, and got in touch with Mr. W. J. Palmer, President of the Jamaica Football Association, with a view of arranging something definite in the shape of a game. The time, however, was somewhat late for anything to be arranged for Monday afternoon.

As yesterday was somewhat of a "dies non", things [illegible] left over for to-day, when it was hoped the local football [illegible] will be able to give Senor Corazo a definite reply to the proposal of a match against the visitors; as it is likely that he may desire to send a cable to the manager of the team.

The Alajuela Juniors on their recent tour were in Barranquilla, where they played a series of matches, none of which they lost, topping off their string of successes by the victories over Trinidad. They are leaving Barranquilla to-day, when the "Simon Bolivar" weighs anchor for the cruise on which they are going home.