Paruima, GT Kanaimas cop Amerindian Heritage Games football titles
Ecstasy for some, agony for others as the football segment of the Amerindian Heritage Games once again brought thrills at the Everest Cricket Club.
The lads from Paruima (Region Seven) and the ladies from Georgetown, GT Kanaimas, went home as champions of the football segment when the curtains closed on the Amerindian Heritage Games on Sunday.
It was a joy for the lads from Region Seven after falling short in 2022, as they defeated Region Two 2-1 to lift the title.
Andrew Simmons netted both goals on either side of the half, while Devon Padmore scored for Region Two.
In the women’s final, the formidable GT Kanaimas defeated Coomacka All Stars 4-3 on penalties after a scoreless 60 minutes.
The Georgetown unit prevailed and defended their title.
Meanwhile, Mahdia defended their title in cricket after posting a daunting 107-5 in 10 overs and then restricted Region One to 68-7.
Raydon Austin took 3-7, while Ershaad Ali had 2-16.
Beepaul Bandu top-scored for Mahdia with 37 (1×4; 4x6s).
In the female category, Region Seven ladies took the title after they aced the chase of 55 in just five overs after limiting Region One to 54-6 from eight overs.
The Games concluded after five days of activities, with Track and Field added to the usual disciplines such as Cricket, Football, Volleyball, Swimming, and Archery.
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