The untimely death of sports stalwart Robert Selman has rocked the Guyanese sporting fraternity and plunged many sporting disciplines and associations into a state of mourning.
Many of those individuals and groups have expressed their sadness at Selman’s passing, the most recent being the Guyana Football Federation (GFF). Conveyed through their social media page, the GFF’s message highlighted Selman’s commitment to sports, and his hardworking nature that ensured a myriad of tournaments were sponsored and contested.
The GFF statement read, “The passing of Mr. Robert Selman is a heartbreaking loss for the Football Fraternity.
This enduring friend of Guyana’s football cast no boundaries to his benevolence and generosity. Beyond the vast span of investments in tournaments, development programmes, and players’ welfare, Robby was a true friend who genuinely cared about making a lasting impact on the lives of the young people of Guyana.
“His most famous line, “It is not who is right, but rather what is right”, engendered a quality of principled leadership that was anchored in fairness. He always saw what was possible, and for that I would be forever thankful for the moments I spent in his counsel and the precious memories I must now carry for the rest of my life.
“His legacy lives on through the GFF Kool Kidz Grassroots programme, PETRA Turbo Knock out, and Fruta Conquerors Football Club.
“On behalf of the Guyana Football Fraternity, I wish to convey my deepest condolences to his Family and Management and Staff of the Guyana Beverage Inc.”