John Fernandes, MCYS clash to headline latest ministry corporation football
John Fernandes Limited will tackle the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports in an eagerly anticipated thriller when action in the Inter Ministry/Corporation 7-A-side football competition continues at the Banks DIH Thirst Park Ground tomorrow afternoon starting at 13:10hrs.
Football buffs will also be entertained in two other matches where players representing the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company take to the field against the New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation, while J&S Electrical will clash with Public Works.
Already, fans have been entertained with several action packed encounters as the various teams battle on for the first prize of $250,000 and a trophy. The second prize winners cart off $175,000 while third and fourth place finishers receive $75,000 and $25,000 respectively.
Meanwhile, several teams advanced to the next round after defeating their respective opponents over the past weekend. Ministry of Education taught Ministry of Foreign Affairs a thing or two about the sport with a 5-2 drubbing on the back of a double by Steve Darlington (14th, 18th), Robert David (7th), Chriswell Williams (9th) and Kurt Braithwaite (21st). Gavin DeCosta narrowed the lead in the 27th and 29th minutes in a lost cost for Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) then humbled New GPC 4-2 after Lionel Grimes netted a brace in the 6th and 15th minutes. Carlos Monkhouse (10th) and Ronnie Squires (24th) completed the victory, while Ken Agard (5th) and Kenneth Jackson (27th) saved some face for the losers.
GNSC was also in winners’ row with a 5-2 drubbing over J&S Electrical. The marksmen for the winners were Stellon David (25 & 28 minutes), Sherman Fraser (3rd), A Glen (13th) and Dellon Cadogan (14th). In the final game, Lonell Jackson of Media United netted the lone goal of the game to send Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports packing.
The tournament got underway on Tuesday May 22 last and activities are being staged under the Powerade brand, a nutritional drink manufactured by main sponsors, Banks DIH Ltd.
Among those teams competing for honours are GNIC, GPI, Neal and Massey, Lucky Dollar, Digicel, Amerindian Affairs Ministry, Republic Bank, Courtney Benn Contracting Company, Guyana Water Authority, GPL and NIS among others.
Several other corporate entities have joined with Banks DIH and contributed towards a successful tournament including Giftland Office Max, Talk is Cheap, Ross Gas Station, Body Max and Hopkinson Mining among others. The organizers are Dennis ‘Chow’ Hunte and Mark Young.