‘Jackie Chan’ transfer to Alpha not permanent

National striker and former Pele FC marksman Gregory “Jackie Chan” Richardson says his sudden shock transfer to Alpha United is not a permanent move, nor is it motivated by finances but was done to help the club progress in the CFU club championships.

“The move is not for the money but to facilitate the team’s progression in the tournament. It’s not a big deal; I want to play in CONCACAF and when the tournament is over and my contractual obligations are fulfilled I will go back to Pele,” the talented target man told Stabroek Sport.

Gregory “Jackie Chan” Richardson
Gregory “Jackie Chan” Richardson

Questioned about the possibility of making the switch permanent, the gifted striker said he has no intentions of such a proposition and that he remains a Pele faithful despite playing under the Alpha banner.  “I have given 15 years to Pele and the club will always be a part of my fabric. My intention is to help Alpha’s cause in relation to the CFU competition which in turn will help us to qualify for the CONCACAF champion’s league,” Richardson said.  “I don’t want people to get the wrong impression. This is not an everlasting move. It’s about assisting a cause as I would love to see a team from Guyana qualify for the CONCACAF champion’s league and progress well into the tournament,” he added.  In an invited comment, Presidential Advisor on Empowerment and Club President Odinga Lumumba said signing the prolific forward highlighted the club’s intention of addressing a current shortcoming.

“To compete at the International level, improving the quality of the squad is paramount. With regards to the acquisition of Gregory Richardson, this move was necessitated to ameliorate the striker position. Currently we are working on consolidating the centre half spot and have identified some players that could improve that space,” he said.

Comments  

Warriors blitz Stars

A resurgent Guyana Amazon Warriors side completed a comprehensive seven wickets victory over the out-of-sorts St Lucia Stars to cruise to their second consecutive home win in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) at the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, last evening.

By ,

Barcelona sue Neymar for alleged breach of contract

BARCELONA,  (Reuters) – Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros ($10.00 million) for breach of contract as they want him to return the bonus he was paid when he signed a new five-year deal just nine months before joining Paris St Germain, the Spanish club said yesterday.

Ronaldo loses appeal against five-match ban

(Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo will have to serve his five-match ban for pushing a referee after the Spanish sports court (TAD) rejected Real Madrid’s appeal against the length of the suspension, Spanish media reported yesterday citing court officials.

Western Tigers in last gasp draw with GFC

A 90th+3 minute strike secured Western Tigers a 1-1 draw with Georgetown Football Club (GFC), when the Corona Beer Invitational Football Championship continued on Monday at the GFC ground, Bourda.

GFF happy with u15 performance

Despite concluding the CONCACAF u15 Boys Championship with only one victory from four matches, Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Wayne Forde said, he is delighted with the team’s overall performance.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×