Weekend Football - February 26th.-27th, 2022
Belize City, February 27, 2022
Garden City FC of Belmopan and Altitude FC enjoyed wins in the Football Federation of Belize’s Top League closing season tournament on Sunday afternoon, even as Verdes FC continues to lead the League by a 1-0 win on Saturday evening.
At the MCC grounds, Shawn Young’s 34’ strike was enough to clinch Garden City’s first victory: 1-0 over winless Caesar Ridge FC.
At the Carl Ramos Stadium, Altitude FC bounced back from their first loss: 0-1 to Pirates the week before, to secure their 3rd win: 1-0 over winless Wagiya, by Luis “Baca” Torres 43’ goal.
At the Ambergris Stadium, Colombian import Juan Carlos Lopez’s goal 16’ led the undefeated Verdes FC to their 4th win: 1-0, handing the San Pedro Pirates their first loss.
Verdes FC seems to have already clinched their berth at Belize’s representative in the upcoming CONCACAF Champions League later this year with a total of 40pts from 28pts from the opening season, and 12pts in the closing season. They need only 8pts more to secure an unbeatable lead, which seems extremely likely, having cruised to 4-0 and 5-0 wins in their first 3 outings.
Altitude FC is their closest rival with 29pts, and would need to win all 6 remaining games to tally a maximum of 47pts, but two of those upcoming matches are against their nemesis, Verdes FC.
FFB Premier League Belize
Verdes FC Win 1 - 0 over San Pedro Pirates'
Saturday, Feb. 26th. 2022
The Saturday evening football action at San Pedro Muni. Stadium. At 15m.45s into the first Half a corner kick by Marquez, then scored by Verdes FC: Carlos Lopez
Garden City FC Wins 1 - 0 over Caesar Ridge FC.
Sunday, Feb. 27th. 2022
Football action at the grand-old MCC-Grounds kicked-off at 3.30pm. In the 32-minute Garden City striker 'Sean Young' scored the only goal of the game.
Garden City now has 1 Draw, 2 Loses and 1 Win. in the 5 match premier league tournament.
Altitude FC Wins 1 - 0 over Wagiya
Sunday, Feb. 27th. 2022
The Sunday afternoon football action kicked-off at 3.30pm at Carlos Ramus Stadium in Dangriga. In the 43-minute Altitude striker 'Luis Torres' scored the only goal of the game. Altitude now moves into a second place record with San Pedro Pirates, both now have 3-wins and 1-loss in the 5 match premier league tournament.
An Audio Tribute To The Beautiful Game
Saturday Feb. 19th. 2022
The Football Federation of Belize announced this afternoon (Sat. Feb. 19th.) that four Coaches are in the Final Stage of completing their ‘Concacaf B License’.
The FFB said,
“After completing their final module, Mr. Marvin Ottley, Mr. Dale Pelayo, Mr. Jonathan Hopper and Mr. Philip Marin will be facilitating the Concacaf C license that will be starting on Monday. The Football Federation of Belize continues to provide capacity building opportunities for our coaches!”
Weekend Football - February 12-13, 2022
Altitude FC wins 2-0 vs Caesar Ridge Fc in FFB Top league
Belize City, February 13, 2022
The Altitude FC enjoyed their second victory of the Football Federation of Belize Top league’s closing season by a 2-0 victory over Caesar Ridge FC at the MCC garden on Sunday, February 13.
Altitude’s import Miguel Garcia and Ashton Torres produced no goals in the 1st half despite the help of Jose Urbina, Andres Orosco, Rene Leslie and Gabriel Ramos Jr at midfield. Down at the other end, CRFC’s import Mathias Barriga and Naim Wilson made no impression on the Altitude defenders. Goalkeeper Oscar Palomino denied Mathias Garcia’s attempt to convert a penalty, which was CRFC’s best scoring opportunity. Long range shots by Wilson and Eian “Gato” Lewis sailed harmlessly over the crossbar.
In the 2nd half, Jonard Castillo came off the bench and exploded on the home team with a 62’ strike, finishing a cross from Andres Orozco. Aldin Forman’s header at 72’ finished Rene Leslie’s corner kick: 2-0.
Weekend Football - February 12-13, 2022
Belmopan City, February 13, 2022
At the FFB Stadium in Belmopan on Sunday, the defending champions Verdes FC also posted their 2nd win: 4-0 over Garden City FC with 2 goals from Krisean “Bounty” Lopez, rookie Eldon “Tuncy” Reneau scored his first Top League goal, and U-20 Jovaun Ramos’ injury time goal completed the 4-0 rout.
Jesse Smith’s 13’ strike also gave the San Pedro Pirates their 2nd win: 1-0 over Wagiya at the FFB Stadium on Saturday night.
Altitude Fc had similarly crushed Garden City FC 2-0 in the opening game of the tournament at the Michael Ashcroft Stadium on Saturday night, February 5, with goals by Rene Leslie 6’ and Andres Orozco 80’.
Verdes has hosted Wagiya for a 5-0 thrashing in their debut match on February 6, with goals by Colombian import Camilo Marquez Fajardo 11’, Jovaun Ramos 32’, Mexican imports Juan Carlos “El Chino” Lopez 33’ and Edwin Villeda Bernal 90’, and Jessie August 80’
Ian Pou’s 37’ strike had also yielded the Pirates’ first win: 1-0 over Caesar Ridge FC at the FFB Stadium on Sunday, February 6.
Weekend Football - February 6, 2022
Belize City, February 6, 2022
The Kelly Street Bombers and Lake I. FC won through to the Belize District Football Association First Division championship finals by big wins in the semifinals at the MCC garden on Sunday, February 7.
In Game 1, Lake I FC eliminated the Stars Academy 2-1 with goals by Ryan Simpson 20’ and Floyd Jones’ 44’, after Corey Perteau 3’ gave the Stars Academy a 1-0 lead.
In Game 2, the Kelly Street Bombers avenged their 1-2 loss to Caesar Ridge FC in the regular tournament, by a 3-2 win with goals by Steven “Bredds” Baizar 41’ and Francis Andrew’ 62’ , after Kenny Linarez 9’ and Ian Revolorio 50’ had given Caesar Ridge a 2-1 lead. Baizar’s header 77’ on a corner kick sealed the 3-2 win.
Finals are coming up on Sunday afternoon, February 20, when Kelly Street challenges their nemesis Lake I FC. This will be preceded by Stars Academy taking on Caesar Ridge FC in the consolation game for 3rd place.
Belize -vs- Nicaragua February 1st. 2022
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GOALS SCORED - Belize -vs- Nicaragua
A Huge Improvement: Belize Draw 1-1 -vs- Nicaragua In Tuesday Night Match
The second friendly match between Belize -vs- Nicaragua ended in a 1-1 draw, but this game was a good improvement over the first match. The video clip above is the goals by both teams.
Both teams were at max Offence and Defence for all of the first half, and well into the second half no goals were scored by either side. Then the Nicaraguan team struck first in the 64th. minute, and Belize's Jaguars answered with a GOAL in the 74th minute, to even up the score.
It was a good football game; and fans watching in Belize and Nicaragua, and elsewhere in the world, gave it a thumbs up. We can look forward to some good football this year.... Go Jaguars.
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Official Belize Football Team - Selection - vs Nicaragua
Best Manager -Israel Canul GGFC
Most Goals – Camilo Sanchez
Best defense – Richard Gillett
Best Midfielder – Ricky Valdez
Best Forward – Miguel Yco GGFC
Best Goalkeeper – Eric Santoya – GGFC
MVP -Irvin Osorio, who scored a 40yd free kick that floated in just under te crossbar, Erick Santoya couldn’t reach it! Making the score 3-1, until GGFC got a late penalty.
Officiating left something to be desired. Ref swallowed his whistle and linesman missed 2 fouls in the 18-yd box, a handball that ought to have been penalties, which had they been awarded might have seen a GGFC 4-3 result.