Plans on stream for Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Championships

first_imgFROM May 12 to 14, Guyana will be hosting the second edition of the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors Boxing Championships, and according to sources, plans for the staging of the event are well on stream.The event will be staged at the National Gymnasium, Mandela Avenue and 12 countries, including Guyana, are expected to participate in the event, which is the brainchild of Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) president Steve Ninvalle.According to Ninvalle, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Jamaica and St Lucia have confirmed their participation for the three-night tournament and he (Ninvalle) is confident that Barbados, Cayman Islands, Grenada and Bahamas will each send a team to Guyana.Ninvalle said the French-speaking nations of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana have signalled their intentions to also send representative teams.According to Ninvalle, it is expected that the programme will see approximately 100 boxers and officials arrive in Guyana for the tournament.The source said the GBA is expected to encamp a team of boxers in the coming week after the successful staging of the Pepsi Under-16 tournament, which was held at the Andrew `Six Head’ Lewis Gym in Albouystown.The Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors tournament was first staged here last year.last_img

Gibbs set to miss Arsenal’s Champions League clash

first_img Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs Kieran Gibbs looks set to miss Arsenal’s Champions League clash with Besiktas after missing training today.The left-back limped off during Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday after suffering a hamstring problem.Arsenal face Besiktas in Turkey in the first leg of their crucial Champions League qualifier tomorrow night and now look as if they will have to do so without their first-choice left back.Gibbs has had a history of injury problems during his Arsenal career, however he had appeared to put those problems behind him last season after registering 28 league appearances for the Gunners.But there was better news for Arsene Wenger as Laurent Koscielny did train with his team-mates after suffering a knock against Keith Millen’s side at the weekend. 1last_img read more