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Renewed call for emphasis to be placed on the development of Football from the community level

footballFootball: As the Guyana Football Federation 2013 season got going at the weekend there is a renewed emphasis on the development of Football from the community level.

The new executive members of the federation promised the thirteen associations a fresh start as they try to develop football in the country.

Also speaking at the opening of the season was Minister of Sports Dr. Frank Anthony, who committed Government support toward the development of the sport.

The Minister said that Guyana has the talent and the necessary skills so that a cadre of young footballers can be developed.

The occasion was also used to honor several long serving members of the federation such as former international female  referee Diane Ferrier .

After the speeches, it was down to business on the field as four associations battled each other in two exciting football games. In the first encounter east coast defeated upper Demerara on penalty kick out; this was after the two teams were deadlock one all in the game.

In the final match up of the night West Demerara has to dig deep as they defeated Georgetown by a one- nil margin.

Squash: Guyana is in line to lift the overall title in the Digicel 2013 Senior Caribbean Squash Championships.

In the female show down Guyana’s Mary Fung-a- Fat was up against Barbadian pro Karen Meekins. Fung-a- Fat won the first game 12 – 10, but then Karen regained her focus and was able to win the next three games 11-3, 11-8, 11-6.

The Caribbean female champion Nicolette Fernandes was a comfortable winner in the second semifinal match against Ashley Khalil 11-9, 11-4, 11-1. Setting up and exciting finals  on Tuesday evening between Nicolette and Karen Meekins.

According to Fernandes it would be a  good booster playing the finals in front of the family and home fans.

Meantime in the Men’s  semifinals Chris Binnie had to  push himself hard, and won over Richard Chin three – nil and in the match

Overseas-based  Guyanese Sunil Seth had to work overtime  also as he defeated Caymanian Cameron Stafford three games to one.

Chris Binnie and Sunil seth would contest the men’s  finals.

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