WI women’s team to battle the Aussies in Women’s World Cup finals – 13th Feb 2013
West Indies men and women shocked Australia on the same day in limited overs cricket; something that is not regularly done. The WI men put on a superb all round display to beat Australia by 27 runs in their one off 20/20 match in Brisbane. Led by Johnson Charles with 57 and Kieron Pollard who blasted 26, the WI amassed 191/6 off their 20 overs and then restricted the Aussies to 164. Pollard then chipped in with 3 wickets to be named Man of the Match.
The women then kept the pressure up to beat Australia by 8 runs in their Women’s World Cup Semi–final to face the same Australians in the finals. In a match that went down to the wire, the West Indies girls defended their score of 164 to dismiss the Aussies, who had not lost a match in the tournament, for 156. Deandra Dottin top scored for the WI girls and Shanel Daley took 3-22.
And the Golden Jaguars Football Team has publicly stated their support for former National player, Collie Hercules, for the Presidency of the GFF. Eelections for a new Executive are due for April as agreed by the GFF and the team from FIFA/CONCACAF who was here to bring football back on track in Guyana. The players have used the social media network to get support for Hercules who they said have all the necessary skills and qualities to lead the GFF.
Preparations for those elections are coming along well according to GFF President, Frankie Wilson.
The electoral commission, recently set up as a result of the FIFA team’s intervention, will be working to ensure that all systems are in place to elect a new executive, and that all who are eligible to vote are given the opportunity. But Wilson said he believes he can do the job if elected for another stint.
Football in Guyana has had a turbulent 24 months with the players of the National team and some sub-associations and administrators disagreeing on what is the best way forward for the sport here.
And on a more sober note one of Guyana’s young Goalkeepers, Colin Edwards, is still a patient at the GPHC after he was involved in an accident in which 2 other persons were injured. The 21-year-old Edwards has been identified as one of the future prospects for football in Guyana.