Suriname's 60-year-old vice president chose himself to start for Inter Moengotapoe in the CONCACAF League on Tuesday night, but things did not go as planned. According to the Metro, Ronnie Brunswijk, a former rebel soldier turned politician, owns the Surinamese club and chose to lead the team out against Olimpia, handing himself the armband.
He took the field at the Ronnie Brunswijkstadion – yes, really – but only lasted 54 minutes before being replaced, by which time the team was already down 3-0. Brunswijk started up front but had a quiet game, and he'll be disappointed to see his team win a penalty just moments after he came off.
Instead, Inter Moengotapoe's owner, Miguel Darson, hit the post with his penalty attempt, and Olimpia quickly added three more goals as Inter Moengotapoe lost 6-0. There will be a second leg next week, though Brunswijk is not expected to travel.
Suriname's vice president entered the Olimpia dressing room after the game and handed out cash to the winning team's players while also swapping shirts with one of the players.
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