Alex is a special kind of person and he was just that as a player. I think Johan Cruyff was fashioned in Alex's mould. Alex was supreme in defence. He was the one-man clean-up crew. Though small in stature, he soared like an eagle above everyone else. He was equally brilliant diving horizontally and heading the ball a foot or two off the ground. But it was in the mid-field that he was truly the supremo. Just brilliant. He was a soccer dancer with the skills of Nureyev and Baryshnikov but with the muscle and power of a grisly bear.
Jack was a skilful, powerful forward. If he was one tank, with Martin D'Souza and his late brother St John, they were a whole panzer division coming at you.
The team below toured Tanga in 1968.
Back row – Alex Fernandes, John(Bull) D’Souza. Manu Fernandes (late), Menino Fernandes, Hippol Fernandes (my late brother), Joseph D’Sa, Leo Fernandes
Front row – Andrew Fernandes, John D’Costa, Greg Carvalho, Tony Gomes, Jack Carvalho.