February 19, 2010

SVGFF honours 1979 heroes in gala ceremony

The Executive of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation will tomorrow, Saturday, February 20, pay homage to the heroes of the 1979 St. Vincent and the Grenadines Senior Football team in a gala ceremony at the Kingstown Methodist Church Hall.{{more}}

The team, many are suggesting, is arguably one of the best Football units that this country has ever produced.

In the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) competition, this country placed second to Haiti. St. Vincent and the Grenadines negotiated the preliminaries and recorded wins over French Caribbean territories, Martinique and Guadeloupe.

At the grand finale, they beat host Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, but lost to Haiti.

Those who took the spotlight in Suriname were Elliot “Morie” Millington, Tyrone “Tweety” Spence, Ali Munroe, Ashley “Hammers” Baptiste, John Cato, Guy “Chow” Lowe, Raultie “Pomps” Lowe, Sydney Mandeville, Dorian Phillips, Oswald “Sheen” Millington, Raymond “Bally” Ballantyne, Pete Morris, Stanley “Luxie” Morris, Paul O’Garro, Tyrone “Goofolou” Barrow, Keith “Slick” Bonadie, Julian Small, Vin Phillips, and Tyrone “Fleety” Grant.

Others notable who were part of the squad, but did not make the South American trip were Vibert “Chillo” Ballantyne, Raymond “Blincance” Soso, and Marcus Young.

The management of the team, included Sylvester “Scobie” Taylor, Basil “Bung” Cato, Rudolph “Ounce ah Beef” Vincent and Rudy Boucher.

Tomorrow’s ceremony, which is set to start at 7 pm, will also include the presentation of prizes and trophies to the various winners in the National Lotteries Authority National Club Championships. Already decided are the Premier and First Division titles. Avenues took the Premier and BESCO Pastures, the First Division.

The Under-17 final is set for today, Friday, February 19, at the Brighton Playing Field. (RT)