Wales FC edge Jetty Gunners for second win

WDFA Stag Beer League

Wales Football Club secured its second win in the Stag Beer sponsored West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) Senior League edging Jetty Gunners 1-0 yesterday at the Den Amstel ground.

Wales down Belgium 3-1 in stunning upset

LILLE, France, (Reuters) – Wales produced a stunning upset to reach the Euro 2016 semi-finals after Hal Robson-Kanu’s superbly fashioned goal and Sam Vokes’s late header secured a 3-1 comeback win over Belgium yesterday to set up a clash with Portugal.

Germany faces Azurri nightmare

-Today’s Euro 2016 quarter-final expected to be a blockbuster affair

BORDEAUX, France, (Reuters) – Title contenders Germany will come face to face with their ultimate tournament nightmare when they take on Italy in their Euro 2016 quarter-final in Bordeaux today.

Agard always wanted to be a Golden Jaguar

Despite possibly being eligible to represent Canada in the future, recently capped Golden Jaguars international Shaquille Agard said that his intention was to always represent Guyana on the international circuit.

Chase Academy brushes aside Lodge

-Waramadong captures fourth conference title

Digicel U-18 football Chase Academy defeated Lodge Secondary by a 3-0 score line when the Digicel National Secondary Schools U-18 football tourney continued yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground, Carifesta Avenue.

Abrams scores hat trick to send Slingerz into final

Anthony `Awo’ Abrams Saturday night continued his prolific goal scoring in the Stag Beer/West Side Mashramani Champions Cup football tournament with a hat trick which sent his team Slingerz into the final.

Chase Academy swamp St Winefried’s 11-0

-Barrow nets hat trick

Chase Academy yesterday recorded the biggest win of the day when the Milo U20 Schools football tournament organized by the Petra Organisation continued at the Ministry of Education ground Carifesta Avenue.

 Sunburst Camptown steamrolls Essequibo 10-0

…in GFA tourney

Sunburst Camptown began their title defence in emphatic fashion, crushing Essequibo 10-0 in the opening encounter of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA)/Banks Beer Knockout Cup on Saturday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, Bourda.  

Familiar foes battle in nationwide schools football final

-Wismar/Christianburg looks to repeat while Waramadong seeks revenge

Efficiency will meet elegance when the grand finale of the Digicel national U18 Secondary Schools Football Tournament commences today from 18:30hrs at the Police Sports Club (PSC) ground, Eve Leary with a rematch of last year’s final between Waramadong Secondary and Wismar/Christianburg Secondary.

Mexico to meet Panama in Gold Cup semi-finals

(Reuters) – Mexico left it late but ultimately prevailed 1-0 over Trinidad & Tobago on Saturday in Atlanta, setting up a CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-final with Panama who made light work of Cuba in a 6-1 win.

FIFA orders fresh elections for Antigua FA

ST JOHN’S, Antigua,  CMC- FIFA, the World’s governing body for football, has ordered fresh elections to choose a new executive to serve the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) following last December’s controversial poll.

Eight new venues named for CONCACAF gold cup

MIAMI,  CMC- Eight new world class venues in the United States are among 13 which have been selected for the prestigious Gold Cup in July, CONCACAF announced today.

Patrick John drops appeal against FIFA ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland,  CMC- Former president of the Dominica Football Association (DFA) Patrick John has dropped his appeal against a two-year FIFA ban in the bribery case involving Mohamed Bin Hammam.

Match-fixing gangs target 50 national leagues – FIFA

ZURICH,  (Reuters) – Organised criminal gangs are targeting around 50 national soccer leagues for possible match-fixing and any country is vulnerable regardless of its record on corruption, according to FIFA head of security Ralf Mutschke.

K&S favourites Alpha United pound BV Triumph 4 – 0

By Emmerson Campbell Tournament favourites, Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United pounded B.V Triumph, four-nil on Tuesday night at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground to clinch a semi final berth in this year’s 23rd Kashif and Shanghai Football tournament.

Netrockers arrest GPFFC as GDF rout Black Pearl

GFA/Banks Beer Cup

By Duncan Saul The Guyana Defence Force FC demolished an inept Black Pearl Football Club 8-1 while Netrockers FC arrested the Guyana Police Force FC 3-1 in the latest matches of the Georgetown Football Association/Banks Beer Knockout Cup Tuesday night.

UG schooled!

-Santos run rampant over UG team with 11-0 rout

By Duncan Saul Santos Football Club Sunday night schooled the University of Guyana Football team in the finer points of football which resulted in an 11-0 thrashing while Northern Rangers FC needled a resilient Blueberry Hill FC 2-1 in latest fixtures of the GFA/Banks Beer Knockout Cup at the GCC ground Bourda.

Den Amstel, Silver Shattas clinch quarter-final spots

-Kashif and Shanghai football

By Emmerson Campbell Den Amstel and Silver Shattas football team both clinched quarter-final places in this year’s 23rd annual Kashif and Shanghai football tournament after they won their respective games against Milerock and Uitvlugt United Sunday night at the Uitvlugt Community Centre Ground.

Xmas treat!

- Alpha United, Pele in action against BV Triumph and Silver Shattas in Kashif and Shanghai football

By Emmerson Campbell Football fans will be in for a Christmas treat today when two of the top local clubs Alpha United and Pele tackle BV Triumph and Silver Shattas respectively for a chance to clinch semi final berths in this year’s Kashif and Shanghai tournament.

Force football!

-GDF, GPFFC favoured in tonight’s Banks Beer Cup double header at GCC

By Duncan Saul It might not be the usual evening Christmas Day menu but tonight’s matches of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Banks Beer Cup knockout competition could be just what the doctor ordered for football fans in Guyana.

Marshall nets helmet trick in Soesdyke Primary win

Keon Marshall bagged a helmet trick as Soesdyke Primary defeated Company Road 8-0 when the inaugural Chico/Kashif and Shanghai Under-13 inter-schools football tournament kicked off  yesterday at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground.

Blueberry Hill edge Ann’s Grove All Stars 3-2

-GFA Banks Beer Cup

By Duncan Saul Blueberry Hill Football Club edged a game Ann’s Grove All-Stars team 3-2 while Riddim Squad needled Beacons FC 1-0 Friday night at the Georgetown Cricket Club, ground Bourda in the latest action in the Georgetown Football Association/Banks Beer Knockout Cup.

Blueberry Hill’s aim is to win the tournament

By Duncan Saul Despite being a relatively young team, Blueberry Hill of Linden is not ruling out altogether the possibility of winning the second annual Georgetown Football Association (GFA) Banks Beer Cup Knockout football tournament.

Banks DIH/GFA Cup kicks of today

By Iva Wharton The second annual Banks DIH/GFA tournament is expected to  kick off today at the Georgetown Cricket Club Ground, Bourda and officials said everything will be in place for game time at 6pm.

Weather key to commencement of Kashif and Shanghai football tourney

By Emmerson Campbell Once good weather prevails, the 23rd edition of the annual Kashif and Shanghai Football Tournament will kick off tonight at the scheduled Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground and once play is possible two teams will move closer to the four million dollar first prize.

Leopold St is Guinness Greatest

By Emmerson Campbell Omallo Williams’ goal sent the large crowd at the National Park on Saturday night into a frenzy as Leopold Street upset the defending champions, Back Circle, one-nil to claim the title of Georgetown’s Guinness Greatest of the Streets football team.

Marlon King quits international football

LONDON, CMC – Controversial England-based striker Marlon King has resigned from international football dashing any hopes he could aid Jamaica’s bid to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Mexico defeat an important learning curve

—Shabazz wants crowd to come out and support team

By Emmerson Campbell National football coach Jamaal Shabazz described the Golden Jaguars 1-3 defeat by  Mexico in their opening, third round, World Cup qualifier on Friday night in Mexico, as an important learning curve in the team’s journey.

Fruta Conquerors win Powerade U-13 tourney

-Tournament deemed a success; 35 players for academy in July

Iva Wharton Fruta Conquerors emerged winners of the inaugural Banks DIH Powerade Under-13 football tournament after defeating Renaissance 1-0 on Saturday at the Banks DIH ground, Thirst Park.

U-20 Lady Jags ready for Cuba qualifiers following Canada mini camp

Guyana’s Under-20 Lady Jags will begin their quest for victory over challengers Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) and Puerto Rico when they compete this weekend in the second round of the Caribbean qualifying matches for the 2012 CONCACAF Under-20 Women’s Championships.

NSC launches U-16 football academy today

The Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport will launch an Under-16 football academy today at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue from 08:00hrs.

Kashif and Shanghai teams receive tournament booklet and preparation funding

- Organisers regret absence of Georgetown teams

In a small media briefing at the Duke Lodge in Kingston on Saturday 18 of the 20 participating teams scheduled to participate in the upcoming 22nd Kashif and Shanghai football tournament were presented with the tournament booklet highlighting the rules and regulations of the competition along with donations to assist their preparations.

Warner alleges conspiracy against him, CFU

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Jack Warner has described the leaking of a video appearing to show him urging officials to accept cash gifts from former FIFA Presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam as part of a “conspiracy” against the game in the Caribbean.

11 teams eliminated from CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers

NEW YORK CITY, CMC – Trinidad and Tobago hauled themselves back into contention with an emphatic crushing of Barbados but 11 teams were eliminated from contention from the next round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers in the latest round of games on Tuesday.

Experience was worth it…..

-But local footballers disappointed after missing second stage of Digicel Kick Start clinics

By Iva Wharton No local player has qualified for the second stage of the Digicel Kick Start clinic in Trinidad but according to the six players who participated in the first stage in Suriname, the experience was worth it.

Guyana bank on experience of Cort and Shakes

HAMILTON, Bermuda, CMC – Table-topping Guyana will bank on the experience of Leon Cort and Ricky Shakes when they take on resurgent Bermuda in a CONCACAF Group B qualifier at the National Sports Centre (NSC) tonight.

Bermuda over the moon after beating Soca Warriors

HAMILTON, Bermuda,  CMC – Bermuda coach Devarr Boyles was over the moon while his opposite number, German Otto Pfister said there was no need to “press the panic button just yet” after the home side stunned regional powerhouses Trinidad and Tobago on Friday night

Bartica Football League kicks off with six teams

The Bartica Football Association (BFA) Division One Football League kicked off September 18 with six teams Beacons, Rising Stars, Wolves United, Milballers, Potaro Strikers and Rivers View F.C competing.

Klass’s absence should pave the way for reforms

Sports Comment

The suspension of  Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Colin Klass by FIFA, the world body governing football should pave the way for reforms within the GFF and football officials must come together to foster the development of the sport locally.

End of an era

Colin Klass’ 26- month ban “from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other)” is probably the best outcome that he could have hoped for.

Road to Brazil begins today for home side

CONCACAF 2014

Guyana will commence the historic journey to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil when they tackle Barbados tonight at the National Stadium at Providence.

Santos in 5-0 win over Beacons

Santos Football Club looked unstoppable as they romped their way to a 5-0 win over Beacons Football Club last Wednesday in the 2011 under-23 Milo Football Tournament.