Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi Mugisa

Kwesi has been a sports journalist with more than 10-years’ experience in the field. First as a Sports Reporter with The Gleaner in the early 2000s before he made the almost natural transition to becoming an editor. Since then he has led the revamp of The Star’s sports offering, making it a more engaging and forward-thinking component of the most popular tabloid newspaper in the Caribbean.

Former Jamaica striker and Stoke City legend Ricardo Fuller has expressed disappointment at the attitude of the current crop of players with club finding itself in the thick of the relegation fight.

Windies batsman Chris Gayle continued a blistering return to form after smashing a century for Kings XI Punjab against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the innings break in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday.

Jamaica-born Bayer Leverkusen winger Leon Bailey is once again the centre of attention following an outburst from adopted father and agent Craig Butler who took to social media platform Instagram to voice displeasure at the club for not starting his son earlier this week.

Bailey scored a stunning 76th-minute free kick in a 6-2 loss for the team to runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich in the German Cup on Tuesday.  The 20-year-old, who has been one of the club’s standout players this season with 12 goals, was however initially left out of the starting line-up.  The club’s manager Rudi Voller had previously explained that the winger had been looking tired.  Bailey was brought on early in the second period, at left back, with the team trailing 2-1.

 With the Leverkusen currently third in the German top tier, and on course for a return to the Champions League, this weekend’s crucial top four battle with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday was perhaps also a consideration.  Butler was, however, clearly frustrated by the decision and also accused Bailey’s Leverkusen teammates of not passing him the ball and suggested he was deployed out of position.

"They put him on the bench. They put him on at left-back. They don't pass to him. The opponent double teams him. They kick him down. What does he do? Gets up and put the free kick in the back of the damn net (sic),” Butler posted along with a clip of the player's goal.

Bailey stated earlier this year that he was happy at the club and hoped to continue to improve there, but with interest from several suitors elsewhere, including several top English clubs the latest outburst has already set tongues wagging.

Relegated to the sidelines for this season’s Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign so far Windies T20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite is anxiously awaiting his opportunity to make an impact for former champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Mumbai Indians batsman Rohit Sharma believes the best way to get Windies players to perform is to leave them to their own devices on the pitch.

King XI Punjab opening batsman Lokesh Rahul was thrilled to see Windies star batsman Chris Gayle return to form and believes it is bad news for everyone else.

Windies all-rounder Andre Russell would give compatriot Chris Gayle the edge as a bigger hitter following an impressive start to the Indian Premier League (IPL) for both players.

Windies batting star Chris Gayle has declared himself to be in great shape following an astounding 67 off 33 balls in a four-run win for Kings XI Punjab over Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday.

Recently retired sprint king Usain Bolt admits he was surprised to see compatriot and former training partner Yohan Blake beaten in the men’s 100m final but believes the athlete panicked after stumbling out of the blocks.

Jamaican Olympic champion Elaine Thompson has offered no explanations for a disappointing showing in the women’s 200m final at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

West Bromwich Albion Jamaican manager Darren Moore believes his first role will be to get players to settle down in light of the departure of Allan Pardew.

World’s fastest man Usain Bolt has insisted he would not want to race The Freeze, an Atlanta Braves showman know for leaving unwitting spectators in the dust with devastating sprinting during Major League Baseball halftime races.

Windies batting star Chris Gayle has taken to social media platform Twitter to offer support to under-fire Australian cricketers at the centre of the recent ball-tampering scandal.

Defending champions KSAFA All-Stars will look to recover from an opening-day stumble when the second round of the JFF/SportsMax Elite League gets underway but could face a tough task when they face St Mary Raiders, who are still smarting from lost points in the boardroom.

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