Hugo Riley is DFA footballer of the year

Hugo Riley receiving trophy from Sports Minister
Hugo Riley receiving trophy from Sports Minister

Hugo Riley is the Dominica Football Association’s (DFA), footballer of the year.

Riley, who is a member of the Scotia Bank Bath Estate football club, received the award at the DFA’s prize-giving ceremony for 2012/2013 on Saturday.

He scored 15 goals during the football season.

Most of the awards presented went to the Bath Estate football club.

DNO will have more on the awards later.

Meanwhile President of the Dominica Football Association (DFA) Glen Etienne, has warned footballers to “stay away from illicit drugs” as the DFA will have a “zero tolerate for persons involved” in such activities.

“The DFA in its quest to stamp out doping in football, will be conducting random drug testing this season. Individuals will be identified before games and will be Glen Etienne DFAasked to provide urine samples for analysis…as we have always said doping has no place in sports,” Etienne said during an address at the DFA’s prize giving ceremony.

He also disclosed that  just a few weeks ago a few players were asked to provide urine sample for analysis. “We are serious about keeping drugs in sports,” he stated.

Also addressing the brief ceremony was sports Minister Justina Charles, who called on players to “be disciplined, and respect officials and rules of the game.”

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16 Comments

  1. aumancia
    September 9, 2013

    I agree with Double D the President should explain

  2. COACH
    September 9, 2013

    Congrats my boy Hugo on being named footballer of the year. It was well deserved after your performances for last season. Big up to Elijah Toulon, Anfernee Frederick, Denzel Lawrence, Naelle Lee, Delbert Graham, Chad Bertrand & Kurlson Benjamin who also received individual awards.
    The Bath Estate Football Club also captured the Premier & Intermediate Championships and also the Soccerama trophy for the 2012/13 football season.

  3. is tru
    September 9, 2013

    If allu taking care of the footballers like other countries are then go right ahead and do routine drug test. Not pay, not nothing really. Are you guys even making playing football a choice for these young guys? they do it for the love of it. Dominica foot ball has potential but more needs to be done to provide support for the players. Let them see practicing as an alternative to going and dope. If the returns were better maybe the choice would be more focus on football and less on dope. Big up to this young man, I have seen him play. Big up Bathh Estate too.

  4. GOBeckMore
    September 9, 2013

    “We are serious about keeping drugs in sports,” he stated.

    So what is the problem then?

  5. Value 4 Money
    September 9, 2013

    DNO can u please give some more info on this news..not all your readers live in DA so don’t assume we all know who this guy is..he looks kind of old.whats his age? what position does he play? is he a national player? where is he from?
    as for drug testing in sports in DA it’s gonna be a tough transition so i think there should be seminars ,symposiums,leaflets, and constant radio/TV reminders of the seriousness and consequences of doping on all editions of sports news..this is something new to Dominica with very good intentions and the proper procedure should be taken in order to avoid a total catastrophe in our sports since we all know and its a proven fact that alot of our players use some form of drug.

  6. contact
    September 8, 2013

    in 1966 i scored the most goals. no recognition.no drugs either.congrats.

  7. Anonymous
    September 8, 2013

    Ok..Congratulations to Hugo and to Bath Estate. DNO please get a better pic of Mr. Riley. Even before clicking on the story it appears the Mr. Etienne is the feature of the article.

  8. September 8, 2013

    WELL DESERVED he had good season last year lets hope he continues this year

  9. PRICE BALL
    September 8, 2013

    PRODUCT OF KENNEDY AVENUE,CONGRATULATIONS.

  10. Duncekyat
    September 8, 2013

    With this new dope testing, I believe the premier league games will be reduced to a 6 v 6 affair. :-D :-D :-D

    • Shameless
      September 9, 2013

      Good! Drugs have no place in sports. Its about time they disqualify al them dope heads. But be reminded that “Change Must Come” and that is very very soon. :twisted:

      Assertive, NOT Agressive!

  11. MewMew
    September 8, 2013

    Wouldn’t it be great if Hugo went on to distinguish himself in one of the big leagues in Europe?

  12. GOLDY
    September 7, 2013

    Drug test? Are the Footballers under contract with their respective clubs? or is just “come play for us”…..

  13. Bouble B
    September 7, 2013

    Wow! Mr. President Hugo is player of the year and your selectors called thirty (30) players to train for national team and Hugo name was not in it. Mr. President please explain.

  14. stevo
    September 7, 2013

    oh lord… the whole team disqualified….

    • Concern citizen
      September 8, 2013

      Did you read what is said? No mentioned of the team eing disqualified ?

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