SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013
FIFA elects Burundi’s Guyanese ruggers face TT in must-win game today Lydia Nsekera as first I woman executive B
urundi FA President Lydia Nsekera has been elected as the first woman to FIFA’s powerful executive committee in the governing body’s 109year history on Friday. Nsekera, 46, will serve a four-year term on the committee after winning the vote at the FIFA congress in Mauritius. She collected 95 of the 203 votes ahead of Australian Moya Dodd and Sonia Bien-Aime, of Turks Lydia Nsekera and Caicos Islands. committee set up in 2011 Nsekera said: “I will in- to tackle corruption within spire women to believe they FIFA. can lead and I will support Nsekera told BBC Sport: women in member associa- “I am very happy to be the tions.” first woman elected. It is imNsekera, who last year portant for Africa, it is imbecame the first woman to portant for Burundi, it is imbe co-opted to the executive portant for women. committee, has been head of “In the executive comthe Burundi FA since 2004 mittee, we work as a team, and was a member of FIFA’s but personally I will carry organising committee for on working in order to have the 2008 and 2012 Olympic more women as coaches in football tournaments. grassroots football. A member of the “I will push for more International Olympic women to be elected and ask Committee, she is also on parents to let their daughthe independent governance ters play football.”
Dodd, who secured 70 votes, and Bien-Aime, who won 38, will both serve a one-year term as co-opted members. And former Australia international Dodd says the election is a landmark moment for the game. “It’s a historic day for football and a great day for women,” Dodd said. “Football is the sport everybody loves; no one should be excluded. And we should not only protect the game, but also fight against discrimination outside of football.” (BBC Sport)
GCB announces U-15 squad for WICB regional tournament – Julian Moore appointed new coach
he Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) junior selection panel on Thursday named a 14-man squad to represent Guyana at the regional limited overs tournament which will be held in Jamaica from July 10-26. The committee also named six standby players. The team will be captained by Demerara Under-15 skipper Bhaskar Yadram. Yadram’s deputy is his fellow Demerara team mate Ronaldo Mohammed. The full squad reads: Bhaskar Yadram (captain), Adrian Sukhwah (wicketkeeper), Raymond Perez, Darshan Persaud, Richie Lucknauth, Ronaldo Mohamed (vice captain), Timothy McAlmont, Mark Williams, Sagar Hetheramani, Ashmead Nedd, Matthew Hardial, Vickram Talmakund, Christopher Latchman and Sylus Tyndall.
The six standby players are: Joel Seetaram, Jaddel McAlister, Kelvin Shewprasad, Andrew Clifford, Steve Deonarine and Joshua Harrichand. Meanwhile, the board appointed head of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) coaching department, Julian Moore as the new coach.
Moore takes over from Gavin Need, who has been elevated to the coaching position of the national under-17 squad. The manager of the team is Virendra Chintamani Guyana’s last title at this level was in 2009 under the leadership of Shaquille Williams.
Wartsila golf tourney cancelled
he current inclement weather has forced executives of the Lusignan Golf Club (LGC) to call off today’s Wartsila golf tournament at the Lusignan Golf Course. Rain throughout the week has left the golf course on the East Coast Demerara
waterlogged. Last weekend’s Safeway Security ProAm tournament was also postponed due to the prevailing weather conditions. LGC Vice president David Mohamed said should there be a change in the weather a double-header will be played next week-
end with the Wartsila tournament being played on Saturday and Safeway Security Classic, the following day. The LGC has managed to run off most of the scheduled tournaments for 2013 as local golfers continue their busy season.
t’s probably a case of déjà vu for the national 15s rugby squad as they face Trinidad and Tobago today in the hope of progressing in the North American and Caribbean Rugby Association (NACRA) Southern Championship regional tournament qualifier. The all-important clash is scheduled for later this afternoon at the University of West Indies (UWI), Mona Bowl ground at 15:30h, and is a virtual final, with the winner progressing to the final round to meet South USA. The Guyanese defeated Barbados 19-17 at home last month, but they will have to up their game today. In their game against the Barbadians they trailed 0-17 at the halfway mark, owing to some fundamental defensive mistakes. Head Coach, Theodore Henry admitted after the game that his players did not stick to their game plan. However, in an invited comment before the team departed on Thursday for the Twin Island Republic, Henry said the players are all anxious to take the field against one of their main arch-rivals in the game. “Every time we have to face Trinidad it’s always in
must win position or something similar” Henry said. According to Henry, the mood in the team is good and the spirits are high, emphasising that he is optimistic that the players have learned from their past mistakes. He said now it up to the players to execute on the field of play. On the other hand, TT were in a similar position in first round of the Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifiers a year ago. They beat Barbados at St Mary’s College ground, Serpentine Road, St Clair, and needed
victory over Guyana to seal their spot. However, they travelled to Guyana and were humbled by a 20-0 shut-out win for the hosts. This time around, TT secured a 19-6 away victory over the burly Barbadians, and must get past Guyana to progress. Guyana squad is: Ryan Gonsalves (captain), Rondell McArthur, Rickford Cummings, Jason Tyrell, Avery Corbin, Dwayne Schroeder, Dillion Downer, Richard Staglon, Cloyd Prowell, Peabo Hamilton, Breon Walks, Elwin Chase, Claudius Butts, Ronald Mayers, Lancelot Adonis, Delroy Gordon, Jacques Archibald, Kevon David, Grantley Williams, Carl Lewis, Christopher Singh and Akeem Fraser. TT squad is : Adam Frederick (captain), Melville Eastman, Kwain Manswell, Keishon Walker, Ernest Wright, Miguel Lara, Jamal Clark, Anthony Lopez, Shaquille Tull, Graeme Alkins, John Hill, Rowell Gordon, Wayne Kelly, Tariq Cheekes, Joseph Quashie, Felician Guerra, Trizene Mc Lean, Kelson Figaro, Kereem Figaro, James Phillip, Jonathan O’Connor and Jesse Richards.
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