… Be disciplined while you play but have fun too – GFF’s Wayne Forde“THERE are lots of good characteristics that you can build from football but above all you must have fun, enjoy the game. Be creative test out your dribble but of course, have fun.”Words of encouragement from Guyana Football Federation (GFF) president to the players and officials attending the launch of the fourth East Bank Football Association (EBFA/Ralph Green-sponsored Under-11 League yesterday, at the GFF National Training Centre, Providence, East Bank Demerara.Ten of the 12 participating teams were on hand for the opening and they were all encouraged to be the best they can be during matches.“I want to extend best wishes to all the teams, we do not know who will emerge as the champions, but go out there, play hard, play fair but above all, have fun. Let’s have an excellent competition.”Forde also extended gratitude to sponsor Ralph Green for his continued investment in the sport, noting that many of the players in the junior national teams, including Shoran James, have been given the opportunity to develop their skills as a result of this tournament which is in its fourth year.The executive committee of the EBFA was also commended by Forde for its continued commitment towards the development of the sport by making opportunities available through competitions for the youths.“I would like to congratulate the executives of the East Bank Football Association for the countless initiatives they have undertaken to keep football alive not only on the east bank but throughout Guyana.“They’re setting a fine example and I want to also congratulate the coaches who have taken time to bring the teams out here and get them ready for competition.”Over 120 players will be battling on Saturdays at the same venue in a league and knockout format to decide the winners of this year’s tournament.GFF executive member Dion Inniss, who has responsibility for the EBFA also made remarks, reminding the players that fair play must be practised at all times as one team will emerge as champions but players and teams must respect one another during matches.All the teams were presented with match jerseys, knapsacks and a ball while the respective coaches were also recipients of a jersey each. Five matches were played.
Oshae Brissett earned Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week honors after a strong two games for Syracuse (18-9, 7-7 Atlantic Coast) this past week. Brissett shared the honor with Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter.The 6-foot-8 freshman starred last Wednesday for the Orange in a losing effort. While the Orange fell to North Carolina State, 74-70, Brissett torched the Wolfpack for a game-high 25 points. That came with a season-best-tying 4-for-7 from beyond the arc and a season-best-tying three steals.On Saturday in Coral Gables, Florida, Brissett helped SU bounce back on the road. Syracuse defeated Miami, 62-55, as the forward tallied the 10th double-double of his SU career. His final statline included 16 points, 12 rebounds and two more made 3s.Overall, Brissett shot 6-for-13 from 3-point land in two games last week, an improvement from the beginning of the season that has diversified his offensive profile.Hunter, the Cavaliers redshirt freshman, put up 22 points in UVA’s defeat of Miami last Tuesday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse is back in action Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome against No. 10 North Carolina. Comments Published on February 19, 2018 at 5:01 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+