Toledo begins stint in Guyana with kick-off of Stag Revival Cup
Wilson Toledo, the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) newly appointed Coaching Education Director, hit the ground running to assume his appointment last Sunday when soon after his arrival in Guyana he was on hand to kick off the third match of the GFA-IMC Stag Beer Revival Cup at the GFC ground.
Toledo’s arrival came on the heels of him being with the senior national team during the ‘Train and Play’ held in Brazil in preparation for the Jaguars’ first match of the CONCACAF Nations League on Thursday, September 6 at the National Track and Field Centre, Leonora.
The Brazilian national has already begun the ground work necessary to fulfill his one-year assignment in Guyana by visiting the senior and youth tournaments of the GFA-IMC – the Stag Revival Cup and the Pele Alumni Frank Watson U-15 tournament to observe the talent on display.
Over the next weeks, he is scheduled to meet with the coaches of the Elite Clubs and interact with the Member Associations. The veteran coach looks forward to the challenge of improving football in Guyana.
Meanwhile, results of the Sunday’s triple-header kickoff of the Stag Beer Revival Cup saw wins for GT Panthers and GFC and a tie for Campton FC and Police FC. In the first match of the day, Jamol Scotte was the lone goal scorer for the GT Panthers FC in the 20th minute to put a wrap to the match, which saw some former national players featured in the Northern Rangers team.
GFC FC was very competitive in the second match and deservedly gained a 2-0 victory against the Pele FC with goals by Lavaughn Enniss and national U-17 player Jermaine Padmore respectively. The final match of the evening – Camptown FC vs Police FC – saw Police taking the lead in the 17th minute, compliments of Kester Dundas.
However, a goal by Campton’s Oziel Small in the 46th minute was the equaliser his team needed to achieve a draw in their first match of the tournament.
Following the first match between Northern Rangers and GT Panthers, a march past was conducted with remarks made by Chairman of the GFA-IMC, Trevor Williams and Ian Alves, GFF’s Competitions Director respectively.
The tournament had two kick-offs – Williams did the official kickoff at the start of the second match and Coach Wilson kicked off the final match respectively. The next fixture of the Stag Revival Cup will be released soon.