New York: Fresh from their sold out concert with Shabba at Mangoville in Queens over the weekend and still celebrating the historic launch of Irie TV last November in NY which established the first 24-hour Caribbean TV Network in the Diaspora, New York media giant Irie Jam Radio have invited some of reggae/dancehall biggest stars including the Doctor Beenieman, his estranged wife D’Angel, Barbee, Shabba and Ninjaman to their annual Celebrity Soccer Match to be held over the Memorial Day weekend in New York on Monday, May 26, 2008.
The popular Celebrity Soccer Match which has become a staple in the tri-state area for more than a decade will take place at Roy ‘Irie’ Wilkins Park in Queens starting at noon.
“The Celebrity Soccer match is a crowd favorite here in New York. Fans expect to see reggae stars lace up for the big showdown each year” noted Bobby Clarke of Irie Jam Media.
The match will again be hosted by Irie Jam Media of New York and Asylum Night Club of Jamaica. Confirmed for the match are Machel Montano, Elephant Man, Ninjaman, Cobra, Mr. Lexx, Mr. Vegas, Tony Matterhorn, Assasin, Wayne Marshall, Voicemail, Bugle, Serani, Mr. Vegas, Anthony B and a host of other celebrities who will represent the Artist All Star team while Louie Grant, Bobby Clarke, DJ Roy, Chris Dubb Master, Daved Levy, Andrew D, DJ ‘Spread Love’ Bobby, Killa Boo, Bobby Konders, Jagga B, artiste managers and various record producers are expected to suit up for the NY All-Star team.
“The soccer match is one of two big sporting events we host each year. The other event, the Reebok Grand Prix track & field event takes place on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Randall’s Island in NY.”
Sponsors Air Jamaica, Hype TV, Pay-0-matic, Grace Tropical Rhythms, Pay O Matic, Irie TV and Western Union will again lend their usual support.