By Rawle Toney
They have won almost every tournament featured in since formation in 2013 and now, Slingerz Football Club is setting their sights on the Stag Beer Elite League as their next target.
The multi-million dollar league will kick off on September 18 at the Leonora Track & Field and Football Facility and upon the conclusion of the eight month long competition, the Vergenoegen based club is hoping to come out on top.
“Well our objective is to win the league” insisted the club’s head coach Joseph ‘Bill’ Wilson.
Under Wilson’s guidance, Slingerz FC won the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) League and knock-out tournaments last year and the Kashif and Shanghai Football Tournament, where they defeated Alpha United in the Final.
According to Wilson, the club is presently going through their usual training schedule with the anticipation of playing on ‘opening day’.
“My team is ready right now to play. We’ve been putting in the work and now just looking forward to see what the league brings and come out on top” said the former National Head Coach.
Apart from their already strong line-up with the likes of National defender Colin Nelson, Joshua Brown and deadly forward Devon Millington, Slingerz FC recently signed National U-23 forward Domini Garnet from Caledonia AIA along with St Vincent and the Grenadines National Goal Keeper Winslow McDowall.
The 28 year-old McDowall and his ‘Vincy Heat’ team-mates; defenders Jolanshoy McDowall and Keith James, will form part of the ‘West Side’ Champs’ roster for the Stag Beer sponsored league.
Colin Aaron, the Club’s General Manager, pointed out that the St Vincent players will travel to Guyana upon completion of their home and away fixture against Aruba in the World Cup Qualifiers.
Slingerz FC will enter the lucrative Stag Elite League as one of the favourites and some pundits is of the view that only Alpha United can rival the Vergenoegen giants.