Mayor’s Cup football tourney set for March 4 kick off
The Mayor’s Cup Football Championship is set to kick off on Friday March 4 at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) and a keenly fought tournament is anticipated which will feature the leading clubs around the country in action.
Coordinator Lennox Arthur told Kaieteur Sport that plans are going reasonably well despite being in need of some more sponsorship dollars. He made an appeal for more business entities to come forward and support the tournament.
Arthur disclosed that they had written to President Bharrat Jagdeo and his office had responded, acknowledging receipt of the request and will contact them shortly with a definite response.
Based on the support President Jagdeo has shown for sports, particularly football over the years, it is expected that he will throw his support behind this event. For years, even before he became President (when he was Finance Minister), His Excellency had supported the Kashif and Shanghai and other football events. Arthur said he expects a positive response from president Jagdeo.
Opening play will see Riddim Squad battling Den Amstel, while Pele will clash with Seawall FC.
Action continues on Sunday March 6 with GDF taking on Monedderlust then Fruta Conquerors against New Amsterdam United.
Other fixtures are set for Sunday March 13 – Camptown vs Bakewell Buxton, Alpha vs BV Triumph; Wednesday March 16 – Santos vs Victoria Kings, Western Tigers vs Beacon which will conclude the preliminary rounds. The winners of these matches advance to the quarterfinals fixed for March 18 and 20, while the semis will be played on March 23 with the grand finale on March 27 at the National Stadium.
Several of the country’s leading players will be on show including Shawn Bishop (Alpha), Nigel Codrington (Camptown), Gregory Richardson (Pele) and Royan Morrison (GDF) among others.