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'Bibi' for Real Mona, Celebrities showpiece

Published:Wednesday | December 31, 2014 | 2:46 PMLivingston Scott

Former Reggae Boyz captain, Ricardo 'Bibi' Gardner, will headline the list of players for the annual Real Mona Masters and Masters and Celebrities football match, schedule to start at 3:30 p.m. today at Buttercup Park, Mona.

The former Bolton Wanderers captain will lead the Masters and Celebrities Invitational team which includes former national captain Shavar Thomas, Michael Tulloch, along with Andre Virtue, Rudolph Speid, Lincoln Taffe, Marvin Chin, Raymond Smith, Robert 'Bunny' Scott and Kasai Hinds, as well as national women football stars Alicia James and Tashanna Vincent and entertainers Lukie D and Tony Curtis.

The Real Mona Invitational will be led by Nick Zaidie, Mark Miller and David Laylor.

For more than 30 years Real Mona FC, led by Peter Moses and Masters and Celebrities, headed by Clive 'Busy' Campbell, have used the Real Mona Masters and Celebrities football showpiece to kick off the New Year.

The extravaganza is a family-oriented event which started in the early '80s and moved to the present venue after spending its first years at the Dynamic Oval.

The remaining Real Mona Invitational players are: Paul Phillips, Neo Oxford, Kenrick Picknight, Otis Pinnock, Chris Maxwell, Desta Williams, Keith Lee, Alfred Nelson, Ricardo Banbury, Kasey Bourne, Peter Lee, Roger Bishop, Kevin Geddes, Linval Morrison and Valentine Lawrence.

The other Masters and Celebrities members are: Ian Williamson, Michael 'Jah Mikes' Williams, Elvis Clarke, Kirk Williams, Rohan Rousseau, Alvin Shaw and Keeble Williams.