Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison bemoans poor passing in local football

Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison and football legend Pele in a photo that the Brazilian reportedly asked for.

Former national defender, Ian ‘Pepe’ Goodison, is bemoaning the passing abilities of players in Jamaica’s top-flight football competition, the Red Stripe Premier League.

Goodison, who watched defending champions Portmore United play UWI on Sunday at Spanish Town Prison Oval, believes the players are not doing enough in training, to be able to play at maximum during the high intensity of match-day conditions.

Asked about the match, Goodison said, “It nuh too bad unuh but as usual same old thing, the passing is poor consistently. They are lacking some of the basics in football. Yea they are some good youths, have good potential and everything, but it is just a mind set some times. It is not like they can’t do it, they can do it, but they are too casual at times, which cause them to make a bad pass,” Goodison said.

Goodison was a tough-tackling central defender, who played for Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz from the middle of the 1990s until the early 200s. He also wore the colours of Hull City and Tranmere Rovers in England and locally Olympic Gardens and Harbour View.