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Dwayne Dennie is regional Street Football MVP

Dwayne Dennie is regional Street Football MVP


St Vincent and the Grenadines’ representative at the first ever regional Guinness Street Football Challenge, Team Crew, did not only cop the top spot, but Dwayne Dennie was declared the competition’s Most Valuable Player.{{more}}

Dennie was presented with the award by English Premier Club striker, Trinidadian Kenwyne Jones, when the final was staged last week at the National Tarmac in Guyana.

Jones, the captain of the Trinidad and Tobago senior Football team, the Soca Warriors, and who is the face of the Competition, was impressed with Dennie’s skills, hence his choice.

A satisfied Dennie told SEARCHLIGHT last Monday, “Winning the MVP was just the final outcome of the hard work I put in leading up to the tournament. It is a feeling mostly of satisfaction to be chosen as MVP, considering the quality of players participating in the competition.”

Commenting on what he gained from the Guyana experience, Dennie said “The tournament was basically a new experience for me, but most of all, it taught me that life is mostly about seeing what you want and putting out all the effort in order to achieve what you set out to do, but most of all, I hope it will encourage more Vincentians to believe that anything is possible.”

Captain of the victorious team, Nicoli Williams, speaking on behalf of the others, said they cherished the outing.

“It was the first time for us going out there and playing Street Football, because locally, we just play it for fun; it was a real good experience for all of us,” Williams reminisced.

“For us, it added another dimension to our game, as we are accustomed to the eleven-a-side, and coming into the four-a-side, it gave us a chance to exhibit more of our skills and tactics and brought about thinking and strategizing,” Williams reasoned.

A beaming Williams was grateful to the St Vincent Building and Loan Association, who assisted the teams with uniforms for the trip to the South American mainland.

Williams said following the Carnival season here, the team will regroup, as they look forward to preparations for the 2013 edition. (RT)