Chase Academic Foundation’s Milo football title on the line
By Treiston Joseph
Not often do we witness the type of dominance that Chase Academic Foundation has displayed over the last four years. With the opportunity now to win a fourth Milo School Football title in as many years in the sixth edition of the tournament shows the level of consistent success the team has endured.
With a crop of young players from the start of the programme, the team has seemingly only gotten better and while a few of their players might be on their way out, a number of a players from the core group still remain and should prove to be a force to be reckoned with in this tournament.
Nevertheless, the road to a fifth straight title for Chase Academic Foundation would not be smooth as they will face top teams at one point or the other.
Morgan Learning Centre (MLC), who made the final last year and carried Chase to a penalty shootout where they lost 3-2 after a 1-1 draw, will be a team lusting for success after a sniff of it one year ago. MLC as a team has consistently improved over the years and stopping short of a championship finish might just be an extreme disappointment for the squad.
Sir Leon Lessons will also be another team in contention after making the semi-final for the past two years in a row. This time around, the team and its fast style of play might just be on the verge of a breakout year.
Meanwhile, former champs St. George’s Secondary and Lodge Secondary will be hunting in the hope of getting back to the championship success that they once tasted in the early years of the tournament.
Nevertheless, the road to a championship win will go through Chase Academy as they kick-off their title defence on Saturday afternoon against Carmel Secondary at 15:00h.
There will also be two other games prior, featuring Buxton Youth Development and the Business School at 12:00h and St. Roses High against Cummings Lodge at 13:30h. All matches will be played at the Ministry of Education ground on Carifesta Avenue.