GFF facilitates reintegration of GFC and Pele FC to GFA

first_img… Clubs to lose membership with GFF THE Guyana Football Federation (GFF) has commenced efforts to reintegrate the Pele Football Club and the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) into the activities of the Georgetown Football Association (GFA), following their relegation from the Elite League.The two clubs, along with Alpha United and Slingerz FC, were relegated to the GFA and the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA), after their refusal to participate in the second edition of the STAG Elite League, calling the GFF’s move to add Victoria Kings and Linden’s Topp XX undemocratic and unconstitutional.The GFF is of the contention that Pele and GFC will become registered members of the GFA and participate in the activities of the same.However, the GFF constitution lists the aforementioned clubs as members of the federation among the 22 affiliates, but GFF president Wayne Forde said “that will be changed soon”.Constitutionally, the four clubs, despite being relegated, are still members of the GFF, according to the Article 9 and 10 of the GFF constitution.The GFF constitution (Article 9:1.2.3) states “the Congress shall decide whether to admit, suspend or expel a Member. (2) Admission may be granted if the applicant fulfils the requirements of the Federation. (3) Membership is terminated by resignation or expulsion. Loss of membership does not relieve the Member from its financial obligations towards the Federation or other Members, but leads to cancellation of all rights in relation to the Federation.”Gregory ‘Jackie Chan’ RichardsonForde, speaking with Chronicle Sport yesterday when asked about the teams being both members of the Association and the GFF, explained, “We’re (the GFF), awaiting word from FIFA and CONCACAF with regard to the clubs’ membership (with the GFF) and that’s expected in the coming week.”After the teams had withdrawn from participating in the STAG Elite League, the GFF used Article; 13,1a and 13,1c of the constitution to validate their relegation.Article 13, which speaks of Members’ Obligation, states members are required to “comply fully with the Statutes/Constitution, regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA, CONCACAF and the Federation at all times and to ensure by a statutory clause that these are also respected by its Affiliates; b) to ensure the election of its decision-making bodies at least every four years; c) to take part in competitions (if applicable) or other sporting activities organised/approved by the Federation.”The next major activities of the Association are the GFF/Pele Alumni Frank Watson National U-15 tournament and the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power National U-17 tournament – the latter scheduled to begin this weekend.These competitions will afford the youth players from the respective clubs the much-needed opportunity to be engaged in active football.Further, the senior team will be allowed to participate in the Association’s tournaments and compete to regain their position in the STAG Elite League.last_img read more

ACC Roundup: Upset in Louisville, mercy rule employed for Boston College and more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Week 2 of college football didn’t disappoint after an exciting Week 1. There was an upset at Louisville, shortened quarters in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and Atlantic Coast Conference play opened:Intra-conference matchups: Syracuse’s (2-0, 1-0 ACC) defense tightened up in the second-half of Saturday’s game to stop Wake Forest (1-1, 0-1) while the Orange’s true freshman quarterback Eric Dungey led a charge to capture the 30-17 Syracuse victory in the Carrier Dome.You can read all The Daily Orange’s coverage of the game here.Winners:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNo. 10 Florida State (2-0), despite having just 6 passing yards at halftime from transfer quarterback Everett Golson, broke the 7-7 tie with South Florida in the second half when sophomore running back Dalvin Cook erupted. Cook finished with the second-best rushing day in school history with 266 rushing yards as the Seminoles won 34-14.Florida Atlantic started its backup quarterback and lost its starting running back after the first half, yet the score was knotted at 20 with Miami (2-0) in the third quarter. Five FAU turnovers gave Miami the ball often and Hurricanes running back Mark Walton didn’t squander the opportunities, rushing for three touchdowns.Sitting on the sideline in a neck brace out indefinitely, Mike Williams, the All-ACC Clemson receiver, saw his team get off to a sluggish start only to come roaring back. No. 12 Clemson (2-0) crushed Appalachian State — for which there’d be no Michigan magic — 41-10 Saturday afternoon behind quarterback Deshaun Watson’s three touchdown passes.Boston College (2-0) demolished Howard, 76-0. Tyler Rouse ran for three scores before the second-half quarters were shortened from 15 minutes to 10. Boston College coach Steve Addazio still wanted to prepare for his team’s upcoming Friday night national TV matchup against Florida State, but didn’t want to keep pressing. Redshirt Troy Flutie, the nephew of BC legend Doug Flutie — threw his first career touchdown.For the second game in a row, No. 16 Georgia Tech (2-0) dominated its opponent en route to a relaxing second half. The Yellow Jackets blew out Tulane 65-10 and quarterback Justin Thomas, who played one quarter in the Georgia Tech Week 1 win, threw two touchdowns.Despite eventually losing to unanimous No. 1 Ohio State in Week 1, Virginia Tech (1-1) entered halftime of that game with a lead. The Hokies had lost quarterback Michael Brewer in the second half and backup Brenden Motley entered. Motley led Virginia Tech to a 42-3 win over Furman in Week 2, throwing for two scores and running for another.Thirteen minutes of the first quarter had passed when Duke (2-0) scored its first touchdown on a 24-yard Thomas Sirk pass. It’s the longest stretch the Blue Devils went without scoring all game as Duke went on to score six more touchdowns and kick two field goals in the final three quarters. The Blue Devils beat North Carolina Central 55-0 on Saturday.North Carolina (1-1) took care of an in-state foe Saturday when it defeated North Carolina A&T by a score of 53-14. The Tar Heels led 36-0 at halftime behind two Brandon Fritts touchdown catches and two more Elijah Hood touchdown runs.After failing to score in the first quarter, North Carolina State (2-0) punched in five touchdowns to beat Eastern Kentucky 35-0. Matthew Dayes ran for three scores in the second half and finished the day with 116 yards on 24 carries.Last September, Akron stunned Pittsburgh with a 21-10 victory at Heinz Field. This September, no such thing happened. Pittsburgh (2-0) punished the Zips 24-7 in Akron. Tennessee transfer Nate Peterman threw for a career-high 148 yards and his first collegiate touchdown after taking over for starter Chad Voytik in the second quarter. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said he’ll still employ the two-quarterback rotation system in the foreseeable future.Losers: A week after playing a tight road contest with, but losing to, No. 6 Auburn, Louisville (0-2) was upset at home. Houston had no problem scoring as quarterback Greg Ward Jr. threw two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 15-yard game-winner with 3:09 left. The Cougars special teams blocked a Cardinals 53-yard field-goal attempt to tie with 54 seconds remaining. Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino pulled starting quarterback Lamar Jackson in the fourth quarter and replaced him with Kyle Bolin.No. 9 Notre Dame’s 34-27 win over Virginia (0-2) came at a cost. The Fighting Irish lost starting quarterback Malik Zaire for the rest of the season when he broke his ankle in the third quarter on a designed quarterback run. A week ago against Texas, Notre Dame’s starting running back Tarean Folston was injured. The backups, quarterback Deshone Kizer and running back C.J. Prosise combined for 247 total yards and three touchdowns in the comeback win. Comments Published on September 13, 2015 at 2:24 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TRlast_img read more

Kohli hits double ton as India on course for big victory

first_imgSkipper Virat Kohli battered a lackadaisical Sri Lanka attack into submission with his fifth double hundred as India piled up a gigantic 610/6 before declaring their first innings on the third day, to literally outbat the island nation in the second Test. Sri Lankan bowlers were unable to find an answer to their woes on a benign pitch that had forced one of their bowlers to “alter the condition of the ball“. × SHARE SHARE EMAIL Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage (1/97 in 35 overs) bowled with deep square leg, deep fine leg and deep extra cover making it clear that they did not want to concede boundaries. The easy singles were there for the taking. The number of double centuries — five is at par with Rahul Dravid and just one less than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag (6 each). When Shanaka (1/103 in 26.1 overs) got wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella to stand up, it was evident that how deep the negative mindset had crept into the Sri Lankan system. The Indian captain scored a majestic 213 — his 19th hundred, en route which he broke a plethora of records in company of Rohit Sharma (102 no), who got a Test ton after four long years. By the time, India declared their first innings, the shoulders had drooped and energy sapped. No wonder Sadeera Samarwickrama (0) had no clue that Ishant Sharma’s back of the length delivery would be jag back after landing on the seam to clip his off-bail. It proved that Sri Lanka were already out of the match. COMMENT It was an abject humiliation for the Sri Lanka attack as Kohli picked singles and doubles at will after field was completely spread. Out of 213 runs, Kohli ran 133 runs in ones, twos and threes primarily because of the spread out field to save the boundaries. The formalities in all likelihood would be completed well inside four days — as it has been the case with most of the Sri Lanka Tests this season. After India started the day at 312 for 2, the Sri Lankan bowlers lacked stomach for fight which was evident from the field placing of Dinesh Chandimal. It was a day when Kohli had the statisticians working overtime doing the number crunching as records fell like ninepins. It was his 12th hundred as Indian captain and he surpassed Sunil Gavaskar’s previous record of 11 centuries. In the first session itself, it looked like the visitors are going through the motion only waiting for Kohli to declare the innings. At stumps, Sri Lanka were down in the dumps at 21 for one with another 384 runs required to avoid innings defeat. Indian captain Virat Kohli Kohli’s brute power combined with Rohit’s lazy elegance made it a head cocktail of entertainment for the Sunday crowd, who were thrilled to bits whenever the Indian skipper reached a milestone. November 26, 2017center_img Rohit’s third Test hundred came off 160 balls with eight boundaries and a six. However one can’t take away the fact that India was more than 200 runs ahead by that time. But Rohit’s innings will certainly give Kohli some relief with Ajinkya Rahane going through a wretched stretch of form. It was a whip to deep midwicket for a single that brought Kohli’s 19th hundred in Test cricket. There wasn’t any exaggerated celebration this time unlike Kolkata, where he had bailed the team out of trouble. The Sri Lankan bowlers never looked good enough to dismiss Kohli and it required a mistimed shot to see the back of the Indian captain, who got a standing ovation from the 12,000 plus present at the VCA Stadium. Kohli started with a square drive and then hit cover drive and on drives. SHARE Indian captain Virat Kohli Rangana Herath (1/81 in 39 overs) was restrictive but didn’t bowl any wicket-taking delivery. After enjoying a 183-run stand with Cheteshwar Pujara (143), Kohli had another fruitful stand of 173 for the fifth wicket with Rohit Sharma. This was also his 10th international hundred in a calendar year (6 in ODIs and 4 in Tests). Earlier, it was Ricky Ponting (9 hundreds each in 2005 and 2006 respectively) and Graeme Smith (9 in 2005), who held the record for most number of international tons in a calendar year as captains. Kohli now has five double hundreds against five different countries — West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. He is only 25 runs short of completing 5000 runs in Test cricket. The 267-ball knock comprised 17 boundaries and two sixes — both of Sri Lanka’s worst bowler Dilruwan Perera (3/202 in 45 overs). Published on As a contest, it became lopsided from the moment Sri Lanka were all out for 205. sport cricket Whenever Suranga Lakmal (0/111 in 29 overs) strayed on Kohli’s pads, the skipper repeatedly whipped the deliveries through mid-wicket region. COMMENTSlast_img read more