NSC supports GFF’s position on rescheduling of Corona Futsal final
By Treiston Joseph
The National Sports Commission (NSC) says it will accept the ruling of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) with regards to the conditions stipulated in replaying the final of the Petra organised Corona Futsal tournament.
The championship game ended abruptly two weekends ago after gunshots rang out at the halftime break, forcing patrons in a packed National Gymnasium to run for cover.
News Room understands that the GFF, after the reviewing the incident that occurred on April 14, revealed that four conditions have been stipulated for the organisers to follow in the replaying of the final between Sparta Boss and Bent Street.
The first condition is that the game be played without spectators; the game shall be played on a week day; the game will be played no later than 17:00h and finally; the GFF must be notified 48 hours before kickoff.
Meanwhile, immediately after the incident, Director of Sports Christopher Jones noted that all futsal games will be suspended until further notice.
However, with the GFF’s ruling Jones, in a comment to News Room Sport via telephone on Thursday, noted that the Sports Commission will follow the ruling of the federation, in essence giving permission for the hosting of the final.
Nevertheless, the NSC ban will remain on futsal after the replayed Corona final. Efforts to contact the organisers to ascertain their position on this latest development proved futile.
At the time of the incident, Sparta Boss were leading 2-0.