Former Guyana international basketball player 1973-1979
Thomas United International Footballer 1976-1978
Philip Daniels playing for Ravens Club, made his international debut in basketball in 1973 in Paramaribo, Suriname for a Goodwill four team series involving host Suriname, Guyana, Holland All Stars and the Suriname under-19 team. After the Suriname outing Daniels’ next international engagements were to Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados for two international warm up matches against those two countries. His next assignment in national colours was the prestigious Central American Championship in Puerto Rico. There he had matches against the host Puerto Rico, Mexico, the mighty Cuba, El Salvador, Panama, Venezuela and the US Virgin Islands.
The following year 1974 May, Daniels was outstanding against Barbados at home, a series that Guyana won. His next overseas assignment was May 1975 at the Central Championship in the Dominican Republic and again he was superb against opponents Puerto Rico, Cuba, El Salvador, Venezuela, Suriname, the Bahamas and Haiti. He still talks about Guyana’s only victory at that tournament against Haiti.
After the Central American Championship in the Dominican Republic, Daniels and the national team faced the mighty Chinese team in October 1975 at the National Sports Hall. Daniels remembered this series like yesterday because it was the first international basketball series played at the National Sports Hall.
His international career continued the following year in 1976 February when Guyana hosted Suriname and Barbados in a Goodwill International Series at the National Sports Hall. Suriname won that championship. According to Daniels, the next series following the Suriname and Barbados clashes was against the American professional team: Buffalo All Stars. Although the Americans outplayed Guyana in both games, Daniels was the leading Guyanese scorer and according to Daniels that was the toughest series in his international career. His international programme continued in 1976 July, but this time he was representing Thomas United Football Club in the CFU Club Championship.
The following year 1977 he returned to national basketball duty against the mighty Cuba at the National Sports Hall, Guyana lost that series 3-nil. 1978, Daniels was outstanding for Guyana against Suriname champion club: Caribbean Little Devils and against Canada WYMC Montrell. His international duties in 1978 concluded when Guyana visited Barbados and participated in that Guyana Independence International Triangular Tournament in Bridgetown. That tournament was won by Trinidad and Tobago.
Daniels also represented Thomas United Football Club at the Caribbean Football Union Championship in July 1978. In 1979 Daniels played four international matches against Trinidad at the National Sports Hall, Trinidad won that series 3-1. This was Daniels last outing in national colours.
1973 Suriname Goodwill Four Team Series
1973 Puerto Rico Central American Championship
1974 Barbados Independence Goodwill Series
1975 The Dominican Republic Central American Championship
1976 Suriname with Thomas United CFU Club Championship
1978 Barbados Goodwill International Triangular Series
1978 Trinidad with Thomas United Caribbean Football Club Championship
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