Embracing fatherhood – ‘Family man’ Mattocks ready for commitment

first_imgHelping Jamaica to a 2018 FIFA World Cup berth may be high on his agenda, but Reggae Boyz and Vancouver Whitecaps striker Darren Mattocks has other things on his mind these days. Mattocks, a former schoolboy star with Bridgeport High School, is looking forward to becoming a first-time father. The 25-year-old, who is currently in Jamaica on a break from his professional duties in the Major League Soccer (MLS), beamed with excitement as he confirmed the news. He noted that he is anxiously awaiting the birth of his firstborn, expected to be delivered later this year. “The child is not yet born,” a smiling Mattocks told Saturday Sports during a Red Stripe Premier League match between his former local club Waterhouse and Montego Bay United earlier this week. Clearly in high spirits, Mattocks, who has scored 12 goals in 31 appearances for the Reggae Boyz, says he feels absolutely ready for the commitment. “I think from a young age, I have been a responsible person as I have been living on my own since age 18,” said Mattocks. “As I get older, there are different things I want in life, and this is one of them. I’m looking forward to being a father for the first time,” Mattocks noted, while sharing a bit about his relationship with his significant other. “I’m with a special female. She is a wonderful person, someone to spend my life with, so I’m really excited. I know that I’m going to do a very good job. I take care of my entire family, so this (baby) is an extension,” he said. Mattock is a graduate of Bridgeport High in Portmore and also spent two years at Akron University in the United States. He was drafted into the MLS in 2012 and has represented Vancouver Whitecaps based in Canada since. He has made 93 appearances and scored 19 times for the MLS outfit.last_img read more

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Leicester City yet to make a bid for Caen midfielder

first_img Ngolo Kante in action for Caen 1 Leicester City are yet to make a bid for Caen midfielder Ngolo Kante – but negotiations are ongoing for the player.talkSPORT told you back in April that Premier League sides were circling in on the 24-year-old, who impressed in Ligue 1 last season.Arsenal, Newcastle and Southampton have been tracking the Frenchman but recent reports claimed that Leicester had submitted a formal offer.However, according to Ouest France, the Foxes are yet to bid for Kante as they look to bolster their squad for the new season.Caen and Leicester are in talks, though, and it is thought an offer could be made by the end of June.Kante is said to be keen on a move to England, although Marseille have also made an enquiry for the £5m-rated midfielder.last_img read more

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Boy rescued from 200-ft borewell after 16-hour operation near Pune

first_imgA six-year-old boy trapped in a 200-ft deep borewell in Pune district was rescued on Thursday after a 16-hour-long operation involving police and disaster response personnel.A crowd looked on as National Disaster Response Force and police officials carried six-year-old Ravi Pandit Bhil, who was stuck at a depth of 10 feet. Ravi, son of a road construction worker, fell into the borewell on Wednesday afternoon while playing near Thorandale village, 70 km from Pune. The NDRF team said the boy was rescued at around 9 am and is in good health. “The operation was very critical and required meticulous planning to avoid any injury to the child,” an NDRF official said.“The NDRF was successful in saving the child. Our team members worked painstakingly, never losing sight of the task.last_img read more

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