• Friday Mar 10, 2017

    Guyana’s Haynes thrilled by beach soccer experience, award

    Guyana's Jamal Haynes (pictured) holds the trophy he earned for being named the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Championship's best young player.

    NASSAU, Bahamas – Speed, team spirit, work ethic and showmanship were some just some of the reasons why Guyana’s Jamal Haynes captured the Best Young Player Award at last month’s CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship.

    The 21-year-old scored six goals in as many matches at the event, helping the Guyanese to a pair of wins and a 12th-place finish in their first-ever appearance.

    “I’m feeling very excited, first time having gotten this experience oversees in one of the biggest tournaments in the world, so I’m feeling very excited about this,” said Haynes, a member of the Attention Family Beach Soccer Club based in Linden, Guyana.

    Prior to traveling to the Bahamas for the competition, he harbored no thoughts of winning an individual honor. The former Wisburg Secondary and Linden Technical Institute student was completely focused on the instructions of head coach Abdullah Hamid.

    “My feeling is very high at this moment because I actually made my country proud,” Haynes expressed. “They didn’t really expect this from me, but I made my country proud and I too am proud of it.”

    The forward said he would continue to play this version of the sport, which is positioned to make greater inroads in the country.

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