Ashes of former national footballer Winston Callender to be interred today

first_imgTHE ashes of former Guyana national footballer and Georgetown Football League (GFL) president Winston `Cally’ Callender will be interred today after a funeral service at the St James-the-Less Anglican Church, located on David Street, Kitty, Georgetown. The service starts at 14.00hrs`Cally’, as he was fondly known, died in the United States of America after a brief illness and was cremated there.His ashes should have been brought back to Guyana more than a week ago, but because of the snow storm currently affecting flights out of the U.S. his memorial here in Guyana had to be rescheduled to today.Callender, a former national footballer and football administrator, served as first vice-president of the Guyana Football Association.Callender, born in Kitty, first made his entry into the administrative aspect of the sport at the sub-association level.Thereafter, in 1997, leading up to the football league’s Annual General Meeting/Election of Office-Bearers, Callender’s candidacy for the presidency was endorsed by GCF’s Committee members.That particular AGM was historical on numerous fronts. The incumbent GFL President and Honorary Secretary were already entrenched in the respective GFA positions and for the first time ever in the sport’s history, a delinking from the GFL was imminent, since in the Football Association General Council’s deliberations the conflict of interest scenario that was inherently in place had to cease forthwith.The subsequent AGM was aborted but when it was reconvened, Callender won by a landslide. Due to a shortened season, the former Banks DIH employee secured sponsorship from his employer for the Banks DIH/Campsite Senior Round Robin K.O. involving both first and second division teams.last_img

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