South American Beach Football championship| Guyana beat Venezuela 4-3 to finish ninth

first_imgGUYANA Men’s Beach Football team ended their campaign at the South American Beach Football championship on a winning note with a 4-3 win against Venezuela.They finished ninth in the ten-team championship yesterday at the Rosario Beach Football venue.Guyana were led with goals from Jamal Haynes who scored a double, his brother Shane Haynes and Kennard Simon; the latter two scoring single strikes.Head coach Abdulla Hamid said after the game, “The players were able to play better; earlier the conditions were not conducive to the players. They were more aggressive in this final game.”Coach Hamid said, “The World Cup Qualifiers are next for the Guyana team and he hopes that the game would spread across Guyana and particularly those players who live in the riverine areas would be involved.”Looking at what can help to improve the game Hamid said players chosen from close to the Brazilian border should be given a chance to get involved in the game.He feels this would impact the level of play as a wider scope of players would be exposed and be given a chance to represent Guyana.In the tournament, Guyana went down 11-4 to Peru and in the first two games lost 7-2 to Colombia on Wednesday and Thursday morning lost to host nation Argentina 9-0.This year’s South American Beach Football competition was contested by Chile, Brazil, Peru, Guyana, Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela and host nation Argentina.Today the final will be played between Argentina who beat Paraguay 5-3 and Brazil who defeated Colombia 7-4. (Joe Chapman)last_img

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