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The Kashif and Shanghai organization has launched its 24th annual Christmas event. But this time around it would only involve teams from secondary schools in the country. The organisation recently announced it was putting an end to its original tournament which involved clubs from across the country. It said it is now focusing on developing football in schools.

The Kashif and Shanghai school’s tournament has received the blessing of the Ministry of Education, according to chief education officer Olato Sam.

The Kashif and Shanghai organization has been recognized for hosting one of the largest knockout football tournaments around the Christmas festive season for over twenty three years now.

But the organizers have decided not to go down that road this year due to several grouses with the Guyana Football Federation

According to the Kashif and Shanghai organization they hope to make the school’s tournament an annual event.

Still in football,

Semi-final action in the Courts Pee Wee schools football tournament continues this Saturday at Thirst Park. St Pius Primary and East La Penitence Primary would compete in the first Semi Finals at noon then at 13:00 hrs Tucville Primary will face off with West Riumveldt Primary in the second semi-final round.

Courts manager Clive Dias said he was pleased with the level of competition seen so far and has thrown his company’s support for the expansion of the tournament country wide.

The tournament is being organized by the Petra organization.

In Golf,

Over 90 golfers are set to descend  on the Lusigan Golf course on Saturday  for the start off of the annual Digicel sponsored Guyana open golf  tournament.

The tournament has attracted a number of overseas golfers from Suriname, Trinidad, USA and Canada.

Canada-based Roger Rijkam say he looks forward to an excellent day of golf.

The Digicel Guyana open golf tournament  would end on Sunday. Tee off time this Saturday is at six in the morning due to the amount of golfers.

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