SPORTS, TRADE, INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE & CULTURE

NEWS AND SPECIALS

Back to Sports, Trade, Industry and Commerce & Culture

ST. GEORGE MP CONGRATULATES NATIONAL FOOTBALLER KERRY SKEPPLE ON VICTORY GOAL IN FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIER MATCH
Monday 14th November 2011
ST. JOHN’S, Antigua – November 12, 2011

……..”Ecstatic” was the word used by Parliamentary Representative for St. George Dr. the Hon. Jacqui Quinn-Leandro to describe her emotions on witnessing her constituent Kerry ‘Arab’ Skepple score the lone goal in the FIFA World Cup Qualifier match on Friday night at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium to advance Antigua and Barbuda to the Semi-Finals round in June 2012.

 
Antigua and Barbuda beat Haiti 1:0 to advance to Group A matches where they will meet Jamaica, Guatemala and the USA as they continue their campaign to qualify for FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. 
 
Dr. Quinn-Leandro, the substantive Minister responsible for Sports in Antigua and Barbuda, who was among the thousands of Antiguans and Barbudans witnessing the game, immediately sent a text message of congratulations to her constituent Kerry Skepple after he placed the ball firmly in the back of the net, eight minutes before close of play to give Antigua and Barbuda the historic victory. 
 
“Congrats Kerry! Antigua and Barbuda loves you. We are indebted to youu. God has blessed you with a special talent and you have honed your skills to bring us to this historic moment. Your performance was simply brilliant! May God continue to bless you richly,” the Minister’s message to Skepple reads. 
 
Minister Leandro, who is the lone female elected Member of Parliament continued her message by congratulating Skepple on behalf of the constituents of St. George.
 
“As your parliamentary representative I speak for all nationals in the St. George community and particularly Pigott's  Village when I say you have done us all proud!!!,” the Minister stated. 
 
Thousands of Antiguans and Barbudans were on hand at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium to witness the match which saw Antigua and Barbuda advancing for the first time to the Semi-Finals round of FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Click here for all News and Specials for Sports, Trade, Industry and Commerce & Culture

 
connect with antiguanice.com
FacebookTwitterYoutubeNewsletterRSS

contact
NAME: Mr Richard Henry
TEL: +1 268 562 1675/1680
FAX: +1 268 562 - 1681
EMAIL: permanentsecretarysports@gmail.com
        or: permanentsecretarysports@gmail.com
ADDRESS: Office of the Minister of State: Sports and Recreation, Boys Training School and National School Meals Cassada Gardens St. John's
FIND US ON: Facebook Twitter
LOCATION: 6 View Map
WEBSITE: Click here

news and specials

OLYMPIC COMMITTEE NAMES CHEF DE MISSION FOR YOUTH SUMMER GAMES

Friday 25th July 2014
appointing Kelesha Antoine as manager for the contingent of five young athletes...
Read More

ANTIGUAN STUDENT NAMED AMONG TOP 3 IN REGIONAL TOURISM ESSAY CONTEST

Monday 26th August 2013
A 13 year old student from Christ the King High School earned a top spot in the FCCA Essay competiti...
Read More

"ACHIEVE THE DREAM" - US SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Thursday 15th August 2013
The Phoenix Athletic Scholarship program gives student athletes a chance to attend a US based colleg...
Read More

NATIONAL STUDENTS ATHLETES AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Friday 5th July 2013
All are invited to participate in the National Student/Athletes by nominating persons for multiple a...
Read More

LIST OF AWARDEES FOR THE 2013 NATIONAL SPORTS AWARD CEREMONY

Thursday 20th June 2013
The extensive list of awardees for the 2013 National Sports Award Ceremony is provided here....
Read More

All News Stories and Specials