A deputy head of state leads his team in a soccer match

On Tuesday, the vice-president of Suriname played in the first leg of the 16th round of the championship for club “CONCACAF” within the club Inter Mongotabo, which he owns and directs, against Honduras’ CD Olympia in Paramaribo.

Guerrero Vice President Ronnie Brunswick, who wore a shirt with the number 61, the year of his birth, and took the captain’s armband, played 54 minutes during his team’s brutal 1-6 home defeat to his own. Honduran counterpart.

The vice president participated in the offensive line, along with number 10, Damien Brunswick, one of his relatives, knowing that Brunswick regularly attended his team’s games.

Famous sports commentator, “Mr. Chip”, said on Twitter: “Rone Brunswick (vice president of Suriname and president of Inter Mongotabo) has become the oldest player (60 years and 198 days) to play a game of club international”.

This former army sergeant and wealthy businessman led the rebellion against the politics of dictator Desi Bouterse in the 1980s.

He was convicted in absent for drug trafficking and sentenced to 8 years in prison in 1999 by the Dutch judicial authorities (the former colonial power), and was also sentenced to 10 years in prison by the French judicial authorities, without executing these sentences because the law it does not allow Suriname to extradite its citizens.

He was elected deputy in 2005, recently allying himself with the former Minister of Justice of Suriname and head of the main opposition political organization, Chandrika Prasad Santoki, elected president by acclamation in July 2020 by Parliament for a five-year term, while Ronny Brunswijk was appointed his deputy.

Brunswick will not risk traveling to participate in the second leg of the round of 16 of the “CONCACAF” tournament (North and Central America and the Caribbean) in Honduras because of its legal problems and fear of arrest.

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