At the invitation of Guyana Motor Racing & Sports Club President, Vishook Persaud, Minister of Culture Youth and Sport Dr. Frank Anthony linked up with former Trinidad and Tobago World Cup goalkeeper Shaka Hislop yesterday for a 1 v 1 small sided game.
Hislop, who was here on other duties played the brief game with Minister Anthony and at the end of regulation time, the referee not only acclaimed that the match was a drawn encounter, but that both players were declared winners.
In the game, both players sought to get a brief about each other whilst exchanging ideas on how the sport can become better not only in Guyana but the Caribbean by extension. Hislop said that he was very happy to be in Guyana and felt honoured to meet Minister Anthony.
GMR&SC boss Persaud also expressed delight that an Icon like Hislop, whose exploits is known the world over, can grace these shores with his presence, share and exchange ideas on how the sport can go to the next level.
The parties agreed that it will take a lot of work but the longest journey starts with a single step.
Following is a brief bio of Hislop from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Neil Shaka Hislop, CM (born 22 February 1969) is a former football goalkeeper. The majority of his career was spent in the top division in England where he was a part of the Newcastle United team which finished second in the Premier League for two successive seasons under Kevin Keegan’s first tenure. Before this he played for Reading where he was on the losing side in the 1st Division Play-Offs despite finishing second overall (which became an automatic promotion slot the following season). He later played for West Ham United on two separate occasions (receiving an FA Cup Runner-up medal during his second term in 2006) and also Portsmouth (where he won the 1st Division in 2002/03).
He was eligible to play for both England and Trinidad and Tobago. He initially played for the England U-21 team and was on the bench for a full International against Chile, but in the end opted to play for Trinidad & Tobago. A dispute with the national team ruled him out of contention for several years, but he returned to play and starred in the country’s
first ever World Cup appearance in 2006.
He is now working for sports news and broadcasting service ESPN and regularly provides commentary on Eredivisie, Serie A, and Mexican Liga MX matches. He had also briefly worked as a goalkeeping coach for the football team at Quinnipiac University.
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