Home Sports Eagles Coach grateful for support given
Tabatinga FC to represent RFA at U-15 Tournament in Georgetown…
The Rupununi Football Association (RFA) is pleased to announce that the defending champions Tabatinga FC will be representing the Association at the Guyana Football Federation (GFF)/Pele Alumni Frank Watson Memorial National 2017/2018 Championship.
Tabatinga FC, having won the RFA leg of the tournament by beating Titans FC, will have the opportunity to square off with the best teams from various sister associations from across the country. Tabatinga FC expressed delight at being afforded the opportunity to represent the Rupununi at this tournament.
The Tabatinga FC U-15 are currently being coached by Walter Martin. The final squad for the tournament are as follows;
Final Squad: Matrim Martin, Selwyn Kyte , Mark Burnett, Romel Bhola, Samuel Andre, Jaheim Jobe, Lincoln James , Vito Hendricks , Sheldon Cupido , Shavid Hernandez , Alexander Davidson, Alex Charlie, Denzel Winter, Travis Grimmond , Jeramy Angoy, Elton Nicholson and Shavis Bhola.
The Club also expressed gratitude to the sponsors for their partnership and support for the U-15 team. Some of the entities on board are CK Construction and Transportation, Gormain D’Aguair Construction, Franklin Greaves, RFA and all stakeholders who have shown support.
RFA Head Coach Ken Grant also released a statement in which he thanked supporters for supporting the Rupununi Eagles in the recently-concluded Waterfall Cup in Brazil.
“I am pleased to convey to the Rupununi people and all supporters of football in Guyana, the contingent of ambassadors whose goals were to, through football, make a positive representation of our beloved country, Guyana – this, the team did with complete patriotism and pride. The Guyanese spirit of courage, perseverance and sportsmanship were demonstrated at every occasion. The commitment to achieve our goals saw us winning the first game against the home team and drawing two against some pro Second-Division clubs. We qualified for the semi-finals and stubbornly but respectfully bowed out. Our actions spoke to the people and rightly so we were the crowd’s favourite. We also captured the attention of the town’s deputy mayor and secretary of sports. Next year’s invitation is already on the table. At this time,
I want to extend a special thanks to the following: Cindy and Churek bus services; Lyndon Franklin; the Lethem Radio Station; the Guyana Football Federation; Madame Shirley Melville, counsel general and her office; Honourable Minister Valerie Lowe and the Ministry of Indigenous Affairs; the Rupununi Football Association; Manager Vaughn Duncan; Physical Coach Franklin Parks and most importantly, the little Sampsons.”