Soccer tour: meet three of the stars

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Jamaica Gleaner

ADDING to the strength of the Caribbean All-Stars soccer team, picked by the Caribbean Football Association to meet Jamaica in a four-Test series at Sabina Park, beginning next week, are Manny de Souza, Charles Banguillot and Rafael Guillen.

Manuel de Souza (British Guiana) full back: Well built, medium height, left full back of the Charlton Athletic Club and left full back for British Guiana. Represented B.G. for the first time in 1947, and has in all worn his country's colours on twelve occasions at home and abroad against Trinidad, Surinam, French Guiana and Aruba. He is a brilliant tackler and a powerful shot.

Charles Banguillot (Guadeloupe) inside forward: A fine player, who with his brother, formas an attack capable of giving great trouble to the best defence. Plays equally well at either inside position but prefers inside left.

Rafael Baez Guillen (Puerto Rico) half-back: A very promising youngster who if he adapts himself to the hard Jamaica playing surfaces, should do quite well. He is a second year student at the University of Puerto Rico and possesses the right approach and right spirit to games.

Soccer tour: Social plans completed

WHEN the Caribbean-All Stars soccer team arrive for the four-match Test series against Jamaica they will find arrangements made for official social functions quite apart from the numerous traditional private parties.

On Sunday, February 17 at 6 p.m. the president of the Jamaica Football Association gives a cocktail party for the members of both teams. JFA Council members and their wives at Mimosa Lodge Guest House.

On Wednesday night, February 20 at 8 o'clock there will be an official dinner at Courtleigh Manor Hotel to which players of both teams have been invited.

On Saturday night, February 23 members of the Jamaica Football Association Council and the visiting players are invited to a dance at Melbourne Club.

Delapenha insured for £15,000

PLANS have been finalised for transportation of football stars Lindy Delapenha from England and Gillie Heron from Scotland.

Before agreeing to releasing Delapenha Middlesbrough insisted that their great star be insured for £15,000.

The Jamaica Football Association quickly agreed.

Heron arrives at 7.30 a.m. tomorrow by Avianca and Delapenha comes by Pan-Am Airways at 10.30 on Monday morning.

Teams to meet dignitaries

EACH evening of play during the Caribbean soccer tournament beginning at Sabina Park on Monday afternoon members of the participating teams will be introduced to local dignitary.

On Monday players of the Carib All Stars and the Schools XI will be introduced to the Suffragan Bishop of Kingston, Rt. Rev. P. W. Gibson, B.D.

On Wednesday afternoon, players on the Carib All Stars and their opponents the Royal Welch Fusiliers will be introduced to Brigadier Colby Jackson, Commander Caribbean Area.

On Saturday, February 23, before the first Test, players will be introduced to His Excellency the Governor, Sir Hugh Foot.

On Monday, February 25, before the second Test, players will be introduced to Sir George Seymour O.B.E.

On Wednesday, February 27, before the third Test, players will be introduced to the Roman Catholic Bishop in Jamaica, Rt. Rev. J. J. McEreney, S.J., D.D.

On March 1, before the final Test players will be introduced to the Mayor, Mr. Kenneth Hill.

C.F.A. conference set for Feb. 18

DELEGATES from the member bodies of the Caribbean Football Association meet at Emmet Park on Monday morning, February 18 at 9 a.m. to exchange ideas as to the best ways of laying the most solid foundation for the future of Caribbean soccer.

Top discussion on the agenda concerns plans for the Caribbean competition to decide the champion country.

Representatives from Trinidad, Republic of Dominica, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Surinam, British Guiana are expected.

The Mayor, Mr. Kenneth Hill will give the opening address and members of the JFA Council will attend.