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FIFA Approves YFD for Liberia

first_imgThe world football controlling body, FIFA, has approved a youth football development league for Liberia to support domestic youth football in the country.According to a letter sent to the Liberia Football Association by FIFA acting general secretary Marcus Kattner, a copy of which was sent to its development office in neighboring Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, FIFA will provide support for the hosting of 16 teams of 20 players (per team, including two goalkeepers).LFA technical director Henry Browne said FIFA will also provide bibs, shirts, shorts, shin guards, socks, boots and goalkeeping equipment, balls and cones.He said a FIFA development officer will visit Liberia to help the LFA prepare the project and relevant timetable for the various activities.Browne said the success of the youth tournament, which will benefit U-14 male and female teams, will lead to the hosting of another tournament.“We are targeting Monsterrado County for the first tournament,” Browne said, “and once we are successful in hosting it, the next one could be held in another county.”Quoting FIFA’s release, Browne said the Liberia Football Association is responsible to propose dates to host one-month coaching course before the tournament.“We also must have a referees’ course one week before the start of the league,” Browne said.“We will have to submit an activity plan for the planning of the two courses and also to provide FIFA with a league schedule for the competition.”Browne said FIFA will support the youth domestic league with US$50,000 and is hoping that the Liberian government can match FIFA’s donation to make the program a remarkable success.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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UWI student killed while attempting to cross roadway

first_imgA University of the West Indies (UWI) student, who came to Guyana on vacation, was on Wednesday afternoon killed while attempting to cross the Public Road at Industry, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Dead is 20-year-old Trinidadian national Shivanan Brazlon who was at the time of her demise staying at her boyfriend’s home, at Lot 384 Seventh Field, Cummings Lodge, ECD.Based on information received, the accident occurred about 17:45h after Brazlon and her fiancé, 25-year-old Michael Yearwood, were attempting to cross the said road from north to south.It was at that time, a motor car bearing registration number PLL 9039 driven by Jonathan Antozak, a pilot of South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, reportedly struck her.The UWI student was picked up, and immediately rushed to the WoodlandsShivanan Brazlon and her fiancé, Michael Yearwood in happier timesHospital, where she succumbed to her injuries about 23:00h.The driver of the vehicle was taken into Police custody as the investigation continues.When Guyana Times visited the Cummings Lodge home where Brazlon was spending time, the father of her fiancé, Jonathan Yearwood appeared distraught as he said, “It’s a very tragic time for us.”According to the senior Yearwood, Brazlon arrived in Guyana on October 2 to spend some time with her fiancé. It was also indicated that she was planning to celebrate her 21st birthday on Saturday.“She came to spend time with her fiancé … It’s an accident and accidents happen. We’re not blaming anyone. We’re not blaming the driver of the car.”Sources claimed that the driver was recently awarded a scholarship grant to complete his studies and become a pilot. The now dead woman’s relatives reside in Trinidad and family members of the fiancé are hoping that her family would be able to make it for the funeral, since they plan on organising the final rites for Saturday in accordance to Islamic rituals.“The only relatives she has in Guyana are us,” the senior Yearwood said. A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted today.last_img read more