Denny was a disciplined football player- Petra Organisation

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(Statement by the Petra Organisation on the death of Joshua Denny)

The Petra Organisation has been saddened by the untimely and vicious death of Mr. Joshua Denny.

Denny died on Thursday 30th of September 2021, at approximately 06:00hrs while on his way to work; his life was snuffed out at the hands of two bandits.

Mr. Joshua Denny’s long-lasting relationship with the Petra Organisation started in 2012 when he represented the Redeemer Primary and North Georgetown Primary School as a Pee Wee football player in our “Courts U-11 Pee Wee Football Tournament.”

Mr. Denny, then went on a few years after to represent the Lodge Secondary School participating in our “Milo U-18 Football tournament”, “Guyoil Tradewind Tankers Football league” where his team emerged as the 2019 league champions.

Also, and most notably Mr. Joshua Denny was a key and critical member of the Lodge Secondary School team that beat tournament favorites Shiva Boys in the “KFC Goodwill International Secondary School Football Tournament” ensuring that title remained in Guyana.

Mr. Joshua Denny had even represented the Camptown Football Club with distinction at the senior level in our “Turbo KO Tournament” and in our “Limacol Football Tournament” to our and his parents’ delight.

Mr. Denny’s parents, particularly his Mom Ms. Afeah Denny, and his sisters would have been present at most if not all the games he participated to see him play.

For us (Petra) we were pleased to see his transition from Pee Wee (Primary) to Secondary Schools and then to the senior level as a disciplined football player. Mr. Denny remained a very focused, disciplined and hardworking youngster.

He took his game seriously and his academic pursuits also, by becoming a gainfully employed electrician.  This young man to our mind exemplified what a young person can do to make progress in a society where there are challenges.

We therefore cannot begin to imagine how devastating this loss has caused his family and the pain and suffering to the hands of his assailants. We (Petra Organisation) would nevertheless and for a long time to come, mourn the loss of JOSHIE with his family, his friends, our Organisation, the football fraternity and civil society.

Heartfelt condolences are being expressed to his family, relatives, his school friends and colleague and to those who knew him.

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