Posted: Friday, December 31, 2021. 10:11 am CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Benque Viejo del Carmen’s traditional End-of-the-Year Veterans vs Youth football match will be played today, December 31, at 3:00 pm at the Edmund Marshalleck Stadium.
The match which features the old generation players against the new generation is this year being played in memory of doctors Kevin and Kenneth Guerra who passed away last year victims of COVID-19. Both, known as ‘Los Cuaches’ because they were twins, were avid football players. They played for Benque teams including Verdes and for the Belize Junior National Team.
The two brothers, who were very much loved in Benque Viejo del Carmen, also played in the End-of-the-Year game for the Youth teams.
The first of these games was played 25 years ago. Though the Vets have won more games, over the last few years the match has ended in a draw.
The match features only players who either were born in Benque or live in Benque.
Players such as Erwin Contreras, Errol Coleman, Cesar Mendez, Rene Montero have featured regularly.
This year, expect to see Cesar Mendez, Shamir Pacheco, Amin Cano, and possibly Jorge Garcia, to name only a few of the older guys.
The Youth will feature Verdes’ Owen Sosa, Desmond Wade, Jaylon Lennan, and San Pedro’s Moises Martinez to name a few as well.
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