Questionable officiating leaves Guyanese in second place
Inter Guianas Games Volleyball…
The Guyanese male Under-21 volleyball team will return home heavy-hearted and questioning the game’s officials after the defending champions were edged out of the top spot in the two-day competition hosted in French Guiana.
What was said to be a case of bizarre officiating on the part of the game officials robbed the male defending champions of their second victory at the recently concluded Inter-Guianas Under-21 Male and Female volleyball tournament held in French Guiana on May 3 and 4, 2019.
As such, the five-set game concluded: 25-17, 18-25, 25-18, 19-25 and 12-15 in favour of the French Guiana males.
The first instance of dissatisfaction was aired by the Guyanese and even by the technical official of the French Federation.
Earlier in the tournament, Guyana defeated French Guiana 25-21, 17-25, 25-19 and Suriname 25-17, 19-25,25-21, in the three-set round-robin preliminaries.
Following the completion of the three best in five finals, Guyana’s Captain Andy Rohoman was adjudged best attacker and was presented with a trophy while his teammate, Jaleel Roberts was adjudged best blocker and also received a trophy.
On the other hand, the female team were not quite as successful as their male counterparts. The ladies were defeated in the preliminary round by both French Guiana and Suriname, both of which are said to be much more experienced teams.
The Guyana Volleyball Federation (GVF) has extended its utmost gratitude to the National Sports Commission (NSC) and Director of Sport, Christopher Jones for their unwavering support in making the tour the tremendous success that it was.