“The standard of football that was on display is very high,” says Marslowe

Bartica Football Association…

In December 2018, Alden Marlowe was elected the President of the Bartica Football Association (BFA); as such he has continued to push the Football Association to higher heights, hosting tournament after tournament in his bid to develop the Association.
The BFA recently concluded its GFF-KFC Under-20 Knockout Tournament after a week of exciting matches at the Bartica Secondary School Ground. The competition saw Potaro Strikers come out victorious after defeating the in-form Lazio FC 1-0. As winners of the competition, the Potaro Strikers FC will now go on to represent the Bartica Association at the National Playoffs from May 31 to June 9. The competition featured some of the top football clubs in Bartica such as Potaro Strikers, Lazio, Beacon, Rivers View, Mil Ballers, Wolves United, Rising Stars, and Agatash United.
Speaking to Guyana Times Sport in an exclusive interview, Marslowe, when asked his view on the culmination of the successful tournament, said, “The tournament is a developmental initiative of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) in partnership with the franchise holders of KFC. The Bartica leg was definitely a success, because we were able to identify the best of that age category to form the BFA Under-20 squad. The standard of football that was on display is very high and yes we are very pleased with the outcome.”
Marslowe also related that the BFA has recently recommenced its football leagues in three categories namely the senior, Under-17 and Under-15. He also noted that they were hoping to run off an Under-20 league after August. The BFA President stated that for the year 2019 the Association was pursuing youth development through football as its main objective. He relayed that the only way this could be done is by organising more clubs and more competitions, and by making football a way of life for the young men and women. The BFA is hopeful that at the end of the year, they will have a good structure in place to support their objectives.