Defending FLOW Super Cup champions Jamaica College (JC) will get their title defence under way against Vere Technical in a jam-packed opening weekend, spanning three venues and eight games.JC, which earlier this week suffered a penalty shoot-out loss to Wolmer’s Boys in the ISSA-FLOW Walker Cup competition, will be looking to ensure that they take better care of one of the three titles that they won last season along with the Manning Cup and Olivier Shield competitions, and will face a motivated Vere Technical at the National Stadium tomorrow at 6 p.m.That game will be preceded by Walker Cup semi-finalists St Jago’s showdown with St Elizabeth’s Lacovia High.DaCosta Cup champions Clarendon College were eliminated on penalties by last year’s beaten FLOW Super Cup finalists Holy Trinity in the first round of the competition and they will be desperate to have a bigger impact in the competition this year, when they play Hydel in the first of three games at Sabina Park at 2 p.m.Also at Sabina Park, Walker Cup finalists Wolmer’s Boys – semi-finalists last year – will play Port Antonio High at 4 p.m. with St George’s College, who also booked their spot in the Walker Cup final, will take their first stride in the tournament when they play Petersfield in the curtain-closer at 6 p.m.At Catherine Hall in Montego Bay, Glenmuir High will play Kingston College in the first of three games with a 2 p.m. kick-off, with St Elizabeth Technical facing Charlie Smith at 4 p.m. and local team St James High welcoming Excelsior High at 6 p.m.contested by 16 teamsThe second instalment of the FLOW Super Cup is being contested by 16 teams – eight each from the Manning and daCosta Cup competitions, with a $1-million jackpot and a new Italian-crafted trophy awaiting the eventual winners.Each team will get $25,000 for contesting the first round, and an additional $50,000 for advancing to the quarter-finals, with the four semi-finalists each set to receive another $100,000.Each finalist will be paid $200,000, with the winners pocketing a further $625,000 for a total cash prize of $1 million.The draw for this year’s FLOW Super Cup took place at the Creative Production and Training Centre yesterday.
Ramon Calderon, the man who signed Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid, has urged the club not to sell the Portuguese superstar for ANY price.Ronaldo is reportedly seeking a move away from Real this summer having being left ‘outraged’ over accusations of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities.Manchester United are reportedly putting together a huge financial package to try and lure the 32-year-old back to the club.But former Real president Calderon is hopeful he will be convinced to stay put, telling talkSPORT: “It would be a big mistake if Florentino Pérez doesn’t try to keep him with us.“He has broken all the records at the club, he has got three Champions Leagues in four years and LaLiga this year. He has been a very important player.“It took me a long time and a big effort to sign him when Man United didn’t want to let him go. We have to keep him. “I think he will stay. I hope so. It would be very bad business to sell him.“It doesn’t matter what we can get for him. There is no replacement for him. I don’t see anybody in world football who can substitute for him.“I hope and wish he can stay with us until he retires.”Ronaldo has reportedly instructed his agent, Jorge Mendes, to negotiate a return to United, where he spent a hugely successful six years before leaving for Real in 2009.And while Calderon is hopeful he will be convinced to remain at the Bernabeu, he admits Old Trafford is one of the 32-year-old’s most likeliest destinations if he does indeed move on this summer.“He is very strong-minded and when he decides something he goes through with it. The point now is whether he really has decided to leave,” he said.“He likes Manchester United – that is something we all know. One year before he was going to come, he told me that he was really grateful to Manchester United, the fans, the people there, his teammates – everything in the city.”