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VETERANS FOOTBALL 2020: Team Officials Speak About This Weekend’s Showdown

THE La Ressource playing field in Mabouya Valley will come alive this weekend when Veterans in Sports Inc. (VISI) football action resumes with the Plate Championship quarterfinal round. Two exciting double headers are on the cards following a much needed break for the festive season and remedial work on the playing surface at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort.

Today from 6.00 p.m. Labowi Connexions plays Canaries Veterans; and Mon Repos Sharks will take on home team Valley Ledgens at 8.00 p.m.

Image: (L-R) Andre Joyeux (Labowi Connexions); Canaries Veterans.(PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Andre Joyeux (Labowi Connexions); Canaries Veterans.(PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

The VOICE spoke to the various team officials about their team’s preparations and expectations for the two day showdown with the exception of Canaries that failed to reply after two days of trying to get a response. This is what seven out of the eight teams had to say:
Labowi Connexions versus Canaries Veterans

Image: (L-R) Errol Henry (Valley Ledgens); Alan Moncherry and Mon Repos Sharks. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Errol Henry (Valley Ledgens); Alan Moncherry and Mon Repos Sharks. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

Chairman/Spokesperson for LabowiConnextions, Andre Joyeux said, “The team has been in training three days a week; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays but it’s been a bit difficult for a few players, especially for the mid-week sessions, due to work schedules. On Sundays we have the bulk of players turning up in their numbers; we also have a few injuries which is not scary as most of our key players are all set and ready for action”.

Image: (L-R) Richardson O’Brian (VFN); Choiseul Veterans. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Richardson O’Brian (VFN); Choiseul Veterans. (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

In terms of expectations: “We have a few surprises for Canaries; they have a pretty good team, nippy to be exact as most of their players are within the 40 age group; our players are 50 years and over. In the past we have had issues with putting the right players in position. We have also taken time to strategize for Canaries heading into this evening’s quarterfinal game”.

Image: (L-R) Bryan Gerson (Congorians); Eustace Vitalis; (Caricom Masters). (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)
(L-R) Bryan Gerson (Congorians); Eustace Vitalis; (Caricom Masters). (PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville)

On the pitch: “I expect the game to be an exciting one as we look to give Canaries a run for their money”.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

He covers and contributes articles highlighting the areas of international, regional, national, community based clubs and schools sporting activities. There is never an off day as he stays busy... Read full bio...

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