Western Bureau: Eighteen-year-old Joel Sterling shares the same surname with a very famous Jamaica-born England international, Raheem Sterling; and like the Manchester City attacking midfielder, he enjoys scoring goals. The Clarendon College striker has already struck a fine patch of form, netting five times in two matches in the 2015 ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup. His hat-trick against Group H rivals Edwin Allen that helped his team to a big 6-1 victory in the first match of the season was something special. He followed up that performance with a superb brace in Clarendon’s 6-0 rout of Kellits High on Wednesday. His talent is obvious and is definitely one to watch in this year’s competition. Sterling, despite his success so far, has remained grounded and humble. He told The Gleaner that while he scores the goals, victory is always a team effort. “When we win it’s never because I score. It’s because the team played a part in me being able to score. We are a tight bunch of players who believe in each other’s ability,” said Joel. “It is a great experience for me so far,” the first-time daCosta Cup player added. Sterling (Joel) clearly loves football but speaks of the need for a proper education. He is eyeing a scholarship to a United States-based college where he intends to further his education, but is in no way planning to stop playing football. He reasoned that football can help garner the scholarship he desires and is planning on a professional career. “But once I am through playing professionally, I will have a good education to fall back on,” the level-headed player noted. But five goals in two matches, while a decent return, the striker wants much more. He is targeting no less than 25 goals in what will be his only daCosta Cup season, and he has former Clarendon College star player Kevin Deere to thank. “I have Deere as my role model. He was a very good player here, and because of that, my game has developed,” Sterling reasoned. “We have a very good chance of defending our title, and I do not see us losing it. So the next game we are going out there to enjoy ourselves and play good, attacking football,” he said.
President Luis Guillermo Solís officially inaugurated a newCoast Guard station in the southern Pacific, donated by the U.S. Southern Command.The new $2.5 million facility spans an area of 543 square meters in the coastal town of Golfito. President Solís attended the ceremony on Saturday along with U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney, First Lady Mercedes Peñas, Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata, and other government officials.The new station can accommodate 70 officers. It includes bedrooms, showers, toilets, a dining room, a kitchen, a laundry room, an operations center, a communications center, an armory and a warehouse for storage of spare parts and other maintenance supplies. President Luis Guillermo Solís inspects the new Coast Guard speed boat “Cadejos 3” along with U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney, First Lady Mercedes Peñas and other officials. (Via U.S. Embassy in San José)New speed boatThe U.S. government donation also included a 45-foot-long interceptor speed boat valued at $549,000. Local Coast Guard officials named the new boat “Cadejos 3.”Coast Guard officers in Golfito are in charge of surveillance operations in an area that comprises important sites including Punta Burica on the border with Panama, El Caño Island, Drake Bay, Golfo Dulce and Corcovado National Park.The new resources will strengthen search and rescue operations as well as the protection of marine resources. They also will help improve Coast Guard anti-drug actions throughout the southern Pacific region and along the border, local officers said. Facebook Comments Related posts:Presidents Obama, Solís sign historic security donation for Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence President Trump nominates Sharon Day as ambassador to Costa Rica Venezuelan lawmaker says in Costa Rica that her people eat from garbage trucks