Digicel Football Cup kicks off in Berbice today
7 teams to battle in 2-day KO
Football starved Berbicians will have an opportunity to witness two nights of action when the Hearts of Oak Masters Football Club of New Amsterdam in collaboration with Cell Phone Giants Digicel stage the Digicel/Berbice Cup competition which is being held in observance of the club’s 19th anniversary.
Seven teams have been invited to participate in the competition which will be played on a knock-out basis at the Scott’s Church Ground – they are Cougars, New Amsterdam United (NAU), Pistons, Fyrish, Rose Hall Town, Corriverton Links along with the host team.
Play kicks off at 18:00hrs today and tomorrow. Matches set for today; Pistons will oppose Corriverton Links, Cougars comes up against Fyrish and NAU match skills with Rose Hall Town. Hearts of Oak Masters drew the bye to the semifinals.
Tomorrow, Hearts of Oak Masters will oppose the winner of the Pistons/Corriverton Links encounter in the first semi final with the other semi final will pit the winner of the other two matches today. The final and third place matches will be played tomorrow evening.
The first to fourth place teams will receive trophies and cash incentives ranging from $75,000 to $20,000. Outstanding individual players will be rewarded including the MVP, highest goal scorer, best goal keeper as well as the player to score the most spectacular goal.
Digicel representatives are expected to be on hand tomorrow evening and will lead in eth presentation ceremony. Former national player Neil ‘Grizzly’ Humphrey and former Berbice player Nigel ‘Busit’ Felix are the coordinators. Each game will last 70 minutes.