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Jan 30, 2013

Team recounts highlights of Copa Centro Americana Games

Now that the coach is back, the other big hurdle the federation is facing is one of financing. The F.F.B. has confirmed that preparation for and attendance at the Copa Centro Americana Games carried a price tag of a quarter of a million dollars and getting ready for the Gold Cup in July, will cost much more than that. So there is plenty fund raising on the horizon, but for today, there is still jubilation and celebration. Three members of Team Belize were guests on Open Your Eyes, and they recounted their biggest, brightest moment in the competition.

 

Ian Gaynair, Defense, National Football Team

Ian Gaynair

“I wah mek he go to the goal and score and then to the celebration. I gwen to the celebration when I see the ball the roll in. Then I had to left from way dah the next side of the field to the next side and I hug up the man. I said Deon, you dah wah star and we run soh and take wah picture. That dah my best moment.”

 

Chris Gilharry

Chris Gilharry, Midfielder, National Football Team

“I wah say the two goal them because without the first one weh Trevor Lennon do, I think that dah weh push he more fi make the team never give up. When he scored, you just hear the whole stadium stay silent. We just hear only we di halla. It make yo feel good.”

 

Deon McCauley, Striker, National Football Team

Deon McCauley

“When the opportunity arises, you have to make sure ih go in; especially ina crunch time, ina dehn time of the game it is very important to keep focus. Even though I mi di get opportunities before, I neva get it like that deh. I ee the opening and I just know this dah it right yah and this dah the last play of the game and soh ah hafto make it. It mi feel incredible to me. I noh know if I fi mi laugh, fi mi cry? I noh know weh fi do with myself it because I mi know how important that mi important it was for Belize. And to see all the teammates happy and the jump, it was incredible. Knowing that, I neva mi di think about people back home how dehn mi di go on yet. I just mi deh ina that moment out there. But when you call home and yo hear the vibes from Belize, mien everybody just blow yo mind.”

 

Ian Gaynair

“Deon score hundreds of goals, make we put it like that; but outta all the goals dehn weh he score—because me and Deon come up from under ten we di play together—that dah one goal weh I see Deon noh strip over that. Deon noh wah go sleep. He deh pan ih laptop every minute; make we see watch this goal again. I say Deon goh sleep Deon. Deon noh want. I say Deon that dah yo best goal ever. He noh really rate dehn like that, but ih rate that one dehn. Ih say ih still noh know how it feel still; really how it feel.”

 

Star striker Dion McCauley departed for Los Angeles this afternoon after he was approached by an agent for Major League Soccer in the U.S. F.F.B. Executive Member, Marlon Kuylen, says the federation will be holding a telethon to raise money to fund preparations for the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will be held in thirteen host cities across the U.S. starting on July seventh.

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3 Responses for “Team recounts highlights of Copa Centro Americana Games”

  1. Aaron Humes says:

    Thanks for the memories, guys! I know Deon will score many more goals for Belize so Ian better be prepared for a lot of sleepless nights!

  2. Storm says:

    Great memories for these players, and I hope for many more such memories to come.

  3. Elena living abroad says:

    I’m extremely proud of my fellow football players. Good luck and keep playing at your best.

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