Potential future stars of local football thrilled residents of Mayaro when the 2017 BP Trinidad and Tobago Razack Jan Memorial Mayaro Football League kicked off at the Ortoire Recreation Ground, Mayaro, recently.
Celebrating its 19th year, the league is managed by Illusions International Sports & Cultural Club and features teams from across the south-eastern region competing in various age divisions.
The league opening was highlighted by a double header featuring the National Under-15 and Under-17 teams squaring off against the local Mayaro stars representing MaGuaya Chivas and Guaya United, respectively.
MaGuaya Chivas beat the National Under-15 outfit 2-1 in what was a closely fought game. In the second encounter, Guaya United were no less competitive but were edged by their National Under-17 rivals 3–2.
On hand to guide his young charges and observe firsthand the talent of the BPTT Mayaro Football League was Russell Latapy head coach of the national youth team.
“This league is definitely a great investment for the people of Mayaro and sport is one of the best means of closing the gaps and bridging the boundaries in society.