“We are ready to play”

CFU Club Championships…

– Claudio Alvarez Manager of the visiting River Plate Football Club Claudio Alvarez yesterday stated that his team was ready to play Guyana’s top team Alpha United in two matches in the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships at the Guyana National Stadium and GCC Ground.

Pele, Charlton and Cafu join FIFA’s task force

BERNE, (Reuters) – Pele, Bobby Charlton and former  Brazil captain Cafu will join the FIFA task force which look at  ways of brightening up the game and improve refereeing in time  for the 2014 World Cup.

United dish out more European misery to Chelsea

MANCHESTER, England, (Reuters) – Manchester United  inflicted more Champions League misery on Chelsea with a 2-1 win that put them in the semi-finals and then twisted the knife when  Alex Ferguson said he might not have fielded the right team.

Goals rain down on New Silver City Tarmac

-Guiness Greatest of the Streets football

It rained goals on New Silver City tarmac on the second night of action in the Guinness Greatest of the Streets five-a-side football tournament as 26 goals were scored in six matches Saturday in the bauxite mining community of Linden.

Edwards’ double takes T&T’s Defence Force to victory over Milerock

Michael Edwards netted a double to take the Trinidad and Tobago’s Pro League champions Defence Force to a 4-0 win over host Milerock in their home-and-away second round tie of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club championship, at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground last Sunday evening.

Arsenal agrees to $1.2 billion takeover by Kroenke

LONDON, (Reuters) – Arsenal is poised to become the  fifth Premier League club to have an American owner after sports  tycoon Stan Kroenke agreed a deal for a takeover that values the  soccer club at 731 million pounds ($1.2 billion).

GFF received $148M in grants last year from FIFA

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) received G$148,029,143 in grants last year from the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), an almost 100% increase from 2009, according to the financial report of the organisation ending December 31, 2010.

Tournament gets underway

ScotiaBank/Pepsi School Football

Tucville Secondary devour QC 10 – 2 The inaugural ScotiaBank/ Pepsi Schools Football Tournament officially kicked off yesterday with the opening ceremony and curtain-raiser match between Queen’s College and  Tuvcille at the Carifesta Sports Complex Ground.

GFF in another U-turn

- GFA, Upper Demerara set to receive constitutional rights

In an interesting turn of events the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) and Upper Demerara Football Association (UDFA) are to receive constitutional rights from the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) pending the submission of certain documents.

Man United cruise past Fulham 2-0 to go 10 clear

LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester United enjoyed a stroll in the spring sunshine yesterday as they eased to a 2-0 home win over Fulham to open a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Rooney accepts charge but appeals against ban

LONDON, (Reuters) – Manchester United have accepted  Wayne Rooney’s charge from the FA for swearing at a TV camera,  but are appealing against his two-match ban, the Football  Association said yesterday.

Rampant Real hit four goals to bury 10-man Spurs

MADRID, (Reuters) – Real Madrid returned to their  ruthless best yesterday when Emmanuel Adebayor struck twice in  a 4-0 drubbing of 10-man Tottenham Hotspur as the Spanish giants  seized control of their Champions League quarter-final.

Chelsea seek revenge or bust against Man United

LONDON, (Reuters) – Chelsea must avenge their 2008  Champions League final defeat by Manchester United or face a  trophyless season if they lose the all-English quarter-final  which starts at Stamford Bridge today (1845 GMT).

Inter’s season in tatters after 5-2 home defeat

MILAN, (Reuters) – Inter Milan, treble winners under  Jose Mourinho last season, saw their season disintegrate as they  collapsed 5-2 at home to a makeshift Schalke 04 side in their  Champions League quarter-final first leg yesterday.

GFA pushing for voting rights

-but GFF refuses to meet with body over issue

The Georgetown Football Association (GFA) is pushing for voting rights ahead of next Saturday’s Ordinary General Meeting of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) but the local governing body has turned down a request for a meeting to discuss the issue.

Four more matches to be contested today

Len’s Craft Optical/Sunburst OJ U15 League…

The inaugural Len’s Craft Optical/Sunburst Orange Juice sponsored Under-15 League for City teams is set to continue today at the Georgetown Football Association Ground with four more matches.

Inaugural Guinness Greatest of the Street launched in Linden

- Kicks off tomorrow night at Wisroc Bus Park

The inaugural Guinness Greatest of the Street Linden Futsal Competition was officially launched yesterday in a simple yet significant ceremony in the board room of the LEAP Building in Linden and kicks off at 6pm tomorrow at the Wisroc Bus Park.

Klass can be upstaged

- if all sub-associations become more proactive, Wilson says

Outgoing second Vice-President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) Franklyn Wilson firmly believes that long-standing President Colin Klass can be upstaged if all sub-associations became more proactive, starting with properly constituted clubs, and shared the same vision for the game’s development.

ScotiaBank/Pepsi School teams receive equipment

At a simple ceremony yesterday ScotiaBank and Pepsi, sponsors of the Guyana Sports Development Foun-dation’s (GSDF) Schools Football Academy handed over equipment to the eight participating schools.

Camptown and Conquerors surge into semis

Mayor’s Cup Knockout football

The quarterfinal round of the annual Mayor’s Cup Invitational Knockout tournament concluded on Wednesday night with a double header at the Georgetown Football Club Ground and now the semifinal stage has been set.

Chile’s Figueroa will not stand for FIFA presidency

SANTIAGO, (Reuters) – Former Chile captain Elias  Figueroa has decided not to run for FIFA president in June,  citing little time to prepare a creditable platform from which  to try to wrest power from Sepp Blatter.

Brazil will meet World Cup deadline – officials

RIO DE JANEIRO, (Reuters) – Brazil’s 2014 World Cup  officials are lining up to debunk FIFA chief Sepp Blatter’s  suggestion they are behind schedule, with Rio de Janeiro state  sports secretary Marcia Lins joining the fray yesterday.

Some officials wary of Klass for another four years at the helm

Disenchanted football officials are wary of long-standing Guyana Football Federation (GFF) president Colin Klass serving another four years at the helm, declaring they would prefer “a one eye, one foot, one hand man” to take the reins of football which  has suffered under Klass.

Williams tops referees course

Linden resident Ruel Williams emerged top student of the three-day Beginners Football Referees Course held last weekend at Carifesta Sports Complex, organized by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the Guyana Football Referees Council (GFRC).

Joseph’s hat-trick catapults Pele into semis

Mayor’s Cup Knockout Competition…

– Alpha also wins Marvin Joseph produced a terrific performance,  recording a hat-trick which propelled Pele into the semifinal of the annual Mayor’s Cup Knockout Football Competition at the Georgetown Football Club Ground on Sunday night.

Len’s Craft Optical/Sunburst OJ U15 League …

The inaugural Len’s Craft Optical/Sunburst Orange Juice Under-15 League finally got underway over the week end at the Georgetown Football Club ground after being delayed for two weekends due to inclement weather.

Milerock basking in historic achievement

Written off by fickle fans following their 0-1 defeat at home to Linden’s Intermoengotapoe at the Mackenzie Sports Club ground in the first game of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) club championships, Milerock are today basking in their historic win in Suriname which advances them to the second round.

GFF stages trials for women footballers today

The Guyana Football Federation (GFF) will today and tomorrow stage trials for female footballers looking to earn spots of the Lady Jags team for an upcoming engagement against Suriname.

Chelsea complete English trio in quarter-finals

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Chelsea joined Manchester  United and Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League  quarter-finals yesterday, increasing the chances of an  English team reaching the final at Wembley Stadium.

Inter Moengotapoe needles Milerock at home

CFU Club Championships…

Milerock suffered a heart shattering defeat at the hands of Suriname’s Inter Moengotapoe when they clashed in their first round Caribbean Football Union (CFU) Club Championships at the Mackenzie Sports Complex Ground on Sunday.

Milerock battles Inter Moengotapoe at MSC tonight

CFU Club Championships…

– Suriname coach Redjosentono says his team means business The Mackenzie Sports Complex Ground in Linden will come alive tonight with the first round match-up between hosts, Milerock and Suriname’s Inter

Tevez left out of Argentina squad again

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez will miss Argentina’s friendlies away to United States and Costa Rica this month after being overlooked again by coach Sergio Batista.

Football referees in Fitness Run test

Local football referees will kick off their 2011 programme of activities with a Fitness Run tomorrow at Police Sports Club ground, Eve Leary starting at 06:00 hours.

FIFA plans clampdown on friendlies

…fake Togo team played in game

ZURICH, (Reuters) – FIFA is planning to take greater  control over international friendlies after a fake Togo team  played in one game in September and seven penalties were awarded  in two matches in Turkey last month.

Champions Cup opens next Thursday

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Clubs taking part in the Caribbean Football Union’s Champions Cup tournament now know their path to next season’s CONCACAF Champions League.

Liverpool desperate to help prevent United’s 19th title

LONDON, (Reuters) – Chelsea showed by beating  Manchester United that they will not give up the Premier League  title without a fight and Liverpool are likely to be just as  tenacious when they face United at Anfield on Sunday.

Law-makers set to continue goal-line testing

LONDON,  (Reuters) – Soccer’s law-making body is  expected to approve more experiments with goal-line technology  systems on Saturday, but there is still a long way to go before  any hi-tech device helps a referee make a decision.

Hernandez double fires Man Utd four points clear

LONDON, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Striker Javier Hernandez’s well-taken double on a rare Premier League start helped leaders Manchester United move four points clear with a 4-0 romp at Wigan Athletic yesterday.

DigiCup Finals set for June/July

—-Klass reelected CFU vice president

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, CMC – The Finals of the 2012 Digicel Caribbean Cup will be contested between June and July.

Jacques retains Pele FC Presidency

Community Pharmacist Practitioner Cecil `Cary’  Jacques was returned unopposed as president of  Pele Football club when the club held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday at the Water Chris Hotel, Waterloo Street.