BELIZE CITY, Mon. July 25, 2016–Uncertainty surrounds the football schedule of the Belize District Football Association (BDFA) under Chairman Billy Moguel.
After a splendid 1st Division semifinal, though not stellar officiating, on Sunday, July 17; and fans eagerly anticipating the championship finals the following weekend; a BDFA release on Thursday, July 21, stated simply that “we will not be having any games this weekend” because “Association members will be travelling and others have work obligations.” Both 1st Division finals on Sunday and 4 scheduled U-17 games for last Saturday were cancelled.
If that was not bad enough, considering the urgency of preparations for the U-17 Nationals next weekend, August 5-7, the BDFA had scheduled U-17 mid-week games, on Tuesday and Thursday of this week, in addition to the scheduled Saturday games. But this evening, even those mid-week games were apparently in jeopardy. This time, the BDFA Chairman’s press release at 6:02 p.m. today stated that he had “Just been notify that the MCC grounds will not be available for this week until Saturday July 30, 2016. Therefore there will be no U-17 games this Tuesday or Thursday and the games scheduled for Saturday July 30, will remain as is.”
After we pursued the situation with the folks at CYDP, they quickly replied that they would revert back to ITVET, after getting some confirmation on spreading of sand on the field there.
So, where are we with the U-17 games tomorrow and Thursday?
All indications are that U-17 games are definitely on for Saturday coming, and the 1st Division championships are on Sunday at the MCC. For more information, you can contact the BDFA Chairman at 605-9002.