A challenge to football

Nov 07

soccer1In a relatively short space of time the Vincentian national football team found themselves defeated in the final segment of the game. It happened first in Antigua and Barbuda and more recently in Guadeloupe.

What is it about out national football team that hinders them from being able to press home the advantage in a game regardless of the importance of the event to their status at the regional and international levels? Read the rest of this entry »

Vincentian football must rise

Nov 23

The recent performance of Vincy Heat in the Caribbean Cup round of matches in Trinidad and Tobago has given Vincentian lovers of the game of football much to shout about and an indication that more must be done to help this nation regain top billing in the region. Read the rest of this entry »

Football’s immense potential

May 11

The recently concluded Hairoun Community Football Championships may well have much to tell us about the immense potential that exists here for the development of the sport and of the entire nation.

While initially the football fans around the country seemed tentative about the success of the event this changed significantly as the competition wore on to the point where football authorities here could pat themselves on the back for capturing once more the enthusiasm for the sport that our people are known for.

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More football challenges

Dec 09

Over the past several months we have had one revelation after another in respect of the threats to the sport of football as we have come to know it.

While sporting enthusiasts hold fast to the view that sport is bigger than any single individual it is clear that many an individual have negatively impacted the sport to such an extent that it would be forever tainted. Read the rest of this entry »

Football’s challenges continue

Nov 25

Football troubles never seem to end. That must be the conclusion of many of the sports most loyal fans around the world after all that has been happening over the past several months.

We have had the spectre of the FIFA elections, the so-called ‘cash for votes scandal, the seeming football demise of Austin ‘Jack’ Warner and now the unfortunate remarks made by Beleaguered FIFA President, Sepp Blatter on racist comments on the field of play. Here at home of course we have had the accusations of Bin Hammam’s money flying left, right and centre, football elections, the suspension of the General Secretary and the resignation of the technical director and head coach of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF).

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