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Posted July 8th 2016, 9:38 p.m. CST


By Aaron Humes: Brazilian footballing legend Pelé popularized the phrase “the beautiful game” to describe football many years ago. It is also possibly the most popular sport in the world with top stars placed on equal footing with others of the world’s elite.

Belizean football is on the rise, but who knows whether there’s another Deon McCauley or Ian Gaynair lurking among the 90-plus kids who attended the SMART Stars Summer Camp at the MCC Grounds for the past two weeks? Instructor Kaya Cattouse says Belizeans are failing on the technical side and this must be remedied for international competition.

Participation was free and SMART put up 5 thousand dollars in expenses to run the camp. The company also sponsors the SMART Mundialito tournament which winds down this weekend.

Four selected participants from this camp will be heading to Miami later this summer for an international camp sponsored by giant Spanish club side FC Barcelona.

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