Alpha, Milerock to commence CFU Club Championship action this week
Alpha and Milerock Football Clubs of Georgetown and Linden respectively will commence action this week in the Caribbean Football Union Club Championship from Tuesday April 17 at the National Stadium, Providence.
Both teams have participated in the event before, with Alpha in their third edition. Alpha, the number one club in the country, has made the huge undertaking of footing the bill for hosting the matches at a $6M price tag.
Alpha are down to face InterMoengotape of Suriname in the feature game at 6:00pm at the Stadium on Tuesday, while Milerock will tangle with Hubentut Fortuna of Curacao in the opening encounter at 4:00pm.
The teams are again in action on the 19th with InterMoengotape against Milerock, while Alpha face Hubentut Fortuna, then on the 21st InterMoengotape play Hubentut Fortuna and Alpha battle Milerock in the round robin group.
According to unconfirmed reports, Alpha are leaving no stone unturned to put up a good showing and possible win the playoff by beefing up their ranks with several overseas players.
Kaieteur Sport understands that Vice President Steve Ninvalle and President Odinga Lumumba met with executives of the Guyana Football Federation to clear the way for the staging of this leg of the tournament.
Milerock, it was reported, indicated that they did not have any funds and were not in a position to co-host the event, so in the interest of the country and sport here, Alpha made the huge undertaking of footing the $6M bill.
This tournament serves as qualifying for the CONCACAF Club championship to be staged later in the year. Two teams from this round will advance to the next stage of the competition.