Old Fort aiming to go better this time around
Beaten finalists in both the Open and Veteran categories Old Fort is aiming to go better this year judging from the meticulous preparations that they’re undergoing presently.
This is according to member Ivor Thompson, who spoke with Kaieteur Sport yesterday pertaining to the preparation of the teams heading into this year’s Diamond Mineral Water International Festival which is set to run from December 8-11.
Thompson, who represents both units, announced the early arrival of Canada-based Jonathan Roberts, while two other members of the original team goalkeeper Allan Newark and Nigel Hinds have expressed interest in representing the club during the Festival.
The wily veteran was unmistakably buoyant when he spoke of the commitment and focus of the players during training sessions, adding that Roberts’ early coming seemed to have energized the players, all of who were attending the sessions consistently.
“You see Jonathan plays at the highest level and he brings a level of professionalism to the sessions that is usually absent in our club, but because of his stature all the players listen to him and are keen to learn,” Thompson stated.
Thompson informed of the ease in which Roberts has been able to translate his vast knowledge to the young players, while he has introduced some new techniques that he hopes will enable the team to not only reach the final, but win the tournament outright.
Old Fort will be depending on the services of players such as the Simon brothers Aderemi and Askofu, Dwight Sullivan, Jason Dos Santos and their No.1 goalkeeper Tony Cole. Kaieteur Sport will continue to highlight the sessions and preparations of all the other local teams in subsequent articles.