Posted: Saturday, December 4, 2021. 4:20 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: “Big congratulations to our Belize Pok Ta Pok Team who represented us well and brought home the Championship. Congratulations are in order,” said Minister of Sports Kevin Bernard on social media”
The Ek’ Balam Belize Pok Ta Pok Team on Friday won its third consecutive Pok Ta Pok World Championship in Merida, Mexico. Previously Ek’ Balam Belize won the 2017 and 2019 Maya ball game championships.
The Belize team was overpowering in the two-day tournament winning all eight games over the opponents from Mexico, Guatemala, and Panama. In all the eight games, Ek’ Balam Belize scored 324 points allowing only 41.
The team is comprised of Captain Didier Novelo, Franz Novelo, Menalio Novelo Jr., Luigie Gonzalez, Abner Sosa Jr., Akhil Hernandez, Vicente Suchite, and Jonathan Sosa. Menalio Novelo Sr is the Manager/Coach and Felicita Cantun is the Assistant Manager.
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