Josh can go all the way
FOOTBALL LONDON Maccabi Lions striker Lee Bibring believes that former teammate Josh Kennet has what it takes to make the grade for Israel’s under 21 team.
As exclusively reported in the JC, the 20-year-old debuted for Maccabi Herzliya in the Toto Cup last week. This was followed by a last-minute substitute’s appearance in the 1-0 Israeli Premier League win over Ashdod.
Kennet began the season playing for the Rowley Lane club to keep fit after being released by Oxford United. He played seven matches for the Saturday team who play in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division team, scoring twice and was named man of the match against Sandridge Rovers.
In the JC MSFL A team, he played in the first two games, scoring one and creating three for Bibring.
Bibring, who was named Maccabi League young player of the season in 2004, told JC Sport: “I played with Josh a few times this season and he really is a cut above. A great player has infinite time and space on the ball and Josh always seems to have it. He does not look especially fast, but I can assure you that over the first 10 yards, he is as quick as anyone.
“It is a shame he did not play more because he set up some of my goals. The first against Lions B was a 30-yard ball over the top of a defender right on to my foot — and I could not miss. His passing range is really excellent and I hope that, with proper coaching, he really excels.
“It was just a matter of time before he got snapped up. I am so pleased for him that he got such a great move and that things seem to be working out. I am sure he would not look out of place for Israel’s Under 21 team. He is a great guy and I wish him the very best of luck at Herzliya.”