By Emmerson Campbell Barbados and Guyana football teams will clash tomorrow evening at the Providence national Stadium in the first round of the World Cup Qualifiers, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) announced yesterday at a press conference.
President of Fruta Conquerors Football Club Marlan Cole said that the Milo Under-23 knockout is going ahead despite an attempt by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) to pull the plug on the tournament which is attracting teams from Georgetown.
Guyana Defence Force (GDF) recovered from their 1- 0 defeat on the opening night to score a 2-1 win over Sunburst Camptown in the Fruta Conquerors-organised Milo Under-23 football competition, Sunday night, at the Tucville Playfield.
The opening of the Milo Under-23 football championship at the Tucville Playfield on Friday evening saw Beacon United, Flamingo and Fruta Conquerors claiming victories over their respective opponents.
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) recorded two victories yesterday when the Guyana Rugby Football Union sevens tournament continued at the National Park.
Says Marlon Munroe There is a saying that “Monkey know which limb to jump on.” This simply means that at times persons might pick on someone else to combat rather than the person that they
Notwithstanding the fact that Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago are in the same group for the upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Co Director of the Kashif and Shanghai Organization Aubrey `Shanghai’ Major, feels that Trinidadian Jamaal Shabazz is the best person to coach the Guyana national team at this time.
SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic, – Hosts Dominican Republic set up a virtual final with Jamaica when they whipped hapless Aruba 7-0 on Friday in the CONCACAF Under-17 Women’s Championship.
Guyana clinched Group C with an impressive 2-0 victory over Anguilla in the final match of the first round of the CONCACAF Under-17 World Cup Qualifiers at the Uitvlugt Community Centre ground, yesterday.
Anguilla moved to the top of Group C with their victory over Curacao yesterday as the first round of the CONCACAF Under-17 World Cup Qualifiers continued at the Uitvlugt Community Centre ground The Anguillans gained three points with the eventual 2-1 scoreline leaving Guyana in a virtual must-win position for tomorrow’s match
The Universal DVD Berbice Titans, without any overseas internationals and urged on by a sellout crowd, recently defeated the Gizmos & Gadgets Georgetown Pitbulls in the final to maintain their supremacy of local T20 cricket.
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The FBI is examining documents charting more than $500,000 in payments made by a Caribbean soccer group to a top U.S.
Their inexperience showed but the national under-17 female footballers held on for a 1-1 draw against Curacao in their first match of the CONCACAF Under-17 World Cup Qualifiers at the Georgetown Cricket Club (GCC) Ground yesterday.
Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United is threatening legal action against the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation after they failed to deliver on their promise of the $5M Plus One kit, eight months after the completion of the tournament.
Work has restarted at the site for the FIFA Goal Project at Orangestein, East Bank Essequibo, according to acting president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Franklin Wilson yesterday.
ZURICH, (Reuters) – Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for the 14th time in a row were in the balance after a 1-0 win at home to Udinese in the first leg of the playoffs yesterday.
The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) hosted a press conference yesterday to brief the media about Guyana’s participation in upcoming matches in the 2011 Women’s Under-17 CONCACAF tournament that kicks off here today.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel appealed to kidnappers on Monday for the safe return of his father after he was abducted in Nigeria last week.
The annual one-week Summer Youth Camp organized by the Georgetown Football Club ggot underway yesterday at the club’s venue, North Road Bourda.
Second vice-president of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Franklin Wilson was yesterday appointed as acting head of the institution two days after long-standing president Colin Klass was provisionally suspended by the world governing body (FIFA) from all football-related activities.
Yamaha Caribs outplayed the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ‘A’ to walk away with the Banks DIH Sevens trophy yesterday at the National Park.
FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts, CMC – Shalrie Joseph continued to give proof of his confidence in taking penalty kicks, but Alejandro Moreno upstaged him with a pair of goals that handed Chivas USA a 3-2 victory the New England Revolution on Saturday in Major League Soccer.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Manchester United fought back from two goals down and struck deep into stoppage time to beat Manchester City 3-2 in a dramatic Community Shield at Wembley yesterday.
MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is one of three injured players who will miss tomorrow’s English season curtain-raiser against Manchester City, manager Alex Ferguson said yesterday.
Local football club, Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United salvaged some pride but bowed out of the CONCACAF Champions League last night after holding Costa Rica’s Herediano to a 2-2 draw at the Guyana National Stadium.
The last set of Round of 16 Fastball matches concluded at the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground on Wednesday night with Bakewell Topp XX, Amelia’s Ward, Pioneers and Adams Rockers advancing to the quarterfinal stage.
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico, CMC – Gregory Richardson followed up a double strike from David Foley with a stoppage time item to propel the Puerto Rico Islanders to a 3-1 victory over Isidro Metapan last Wednesday in the CONCACAF Champions League.
NYON, Switzerland, (Reuters) – Women’s football is refreshingly free of the histrionics which blight the men’s game and must not allow itself to be contaminated by success, UEFA’s first female executive committee member told Reuters in an interview.
National junior 400m champion athlete Stephan James will not be participating in the football segment of this year’s Inter Guiana Games (IGG) his coach Sham Johnny has declared.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, CMC – Eight-time Caribbean champions Trinidad & Tobago have been placed in Group-B with long-standing sporting rivals Barbados, as well as Guyana and Bermuda in the second round of CONCACAF qualification for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
SINGAPORE, (Reuters) – Mohammed Bin Hammam’s lifetime ban from soccer is likely to transform Friday’s scheduled Asian Football Confederation (AFC) executive committee meeting into a platform for prospective candidates to campaign for votes to fill his presidential role.
Part of the Alpha ‘The Hammer’ United Football Club departs today for Costa Rica where they are scheduled to play Club Sport Herediano in the preliminary round of the CONCACAF Champions League tournament on July 26.
ZURICH, (Reuters) – Suspended Asian soccer chief Mohamed Bin Hammam questioned whether he would be fairly treated as a two-day hearing began yesterday into allegations he tried to buy votes ahead of last month’s FIFA presidential election.
Caribbean Airlines stepped in yesterday to assist the Alpha United team to travel to Costa Rica for the CONCACAF Champions League from July 26.
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Lisle Austin repeated his demands for a forensic audit of regional governing body CONCACAF.
DOHA, (Reuters) – Suspended Asian soccer chief Mohamed Bin Hammam says a campaign has been waged against him within “certain quarters” at FIFA to “eliminate” him from the game amid investigations over a cash-for-votes bribery scandal.
Thirty one players have been shortlisted and are attending a one week camp as Guyana’s Junior Lady Jags prepare for the Under-17 and Under-20 World Cup preliminary competitions.
BUENOS AIRES, (Reuters) – Brazil will be strong when they stage the World Cup in 2014, coach Mano Menezes said today after his team’s shock Copa America quarter-final elimination.
TOKYO, (Reuters) – Named after a frilly pink flower, Japan’s World Cup-winning women’s soccer team embodied the iron-willed spirit of a nation united in its battle to recover from disaster.
The inaugural Digicel schools football championship set to conclude today was hit by a hiccup as the defeated semi-finalist Waramadong Secondary threatened to pull out of the third place play-off match today, claiming they were unfairly treated in Friday’s game.
DOHA, (Reuters) – Suspended Asian soccer chief Mohammed bin Hammam was tight-lipped yesterday over reports alleging he was not fully co-operating in investigations over a cash-for-votes bribery scandal concerning his aborted bid for the FIFA presidency.
West Side All Stars can claim bragging rights of being best from the west as they defeated West Demerara United in the West Demerara final at Den Amstel Community Centre ground yesterday.
CORDOBA, (Reuters) – Substitute Fred struck in the final minute as Brazil came from behind to draw 2-2 with Paraguay in Group B at the Copa America on Saturday.
CORDOBA, Argentina, (Reuters) – Lionel Messi’s Argentina put their Copa America fortunes on the line today (0045 GMT Tuesday) against a Costa Rica side assembled at the last minute.
Beacon Football Club president Mark Phillips says his team did not participate in Wednesday night’s Fastball match, organised by GT&T, because it was in solidarity with three city teams that were banned from playing in the tournament by the Guyana Football Federation.
The Guyana Football Federation and FIFA administration and management five-day course at the Convention Centre of the Ocean View Hotel will conclude today.
LONDON, (Reuters) – Manchester City announced a hugely lucrative naming rights deal with Etihad Airways yesterday which will see their City of Man-chester Stadium immediately renamed the Etihad Stadium.
(Trinidad Express) A FIFA corruption investigation has concluded there is fresh evidence to support claims that former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner and Mohamed bin Hammam colluded to offer bribes of up to US$1 million (£625,000) to Caribbean football officials, according to the London Telegraph newspaper.
The Guyanese footballers currently campaigning in the United States are making the best of their opportunities so far.
DOHA, (Reuters) – Suspended Asian soccer chief Mohamed bin Hammam is unhappy at the way information was leaked during a bribery investigation but wants a fair trial when he appears at a FIFA Ethics Committee meeting later this month.