Mayor Green 78th to be celebrated with 7-a-side tourney
- Patrick ‘Labba’ Barton donate trophies & playing bibs
City Mayor Hamilton Green’s 78th birth anniversary will be celebrated in fine style when 32 teams clash in a specially arranged 7-a-side tourney on Friday November 9, Tuesday 13 and Sunday 18 at the GFC and Den Amstel Grounds.
And to ensure a smooth and satisfying tournament, former National footballer and Captain Patrick ‘Labba’ Barton has donated the first and second place trophies along with two sets of bibs that the competing teams will use during the competition.
Barton, a former Pele FC player, handed over the items to Coordinator Lennox Arthur noting that he is very pleased to be associated with a competition that celebrates another milestone of a great Guyanese statesman.
Arthur revealed that the format of the tournament is designed to ensure that fans have an abundance of excitement. He revealed that he has been doing similar competitions (7 & 11-a-side) for the past 31 years in celebration of Green’s contribution to sports and Guyana.
Barton, who made his debut as a junior national in 1971 and at the senior level as a 16-year-old in 1973, voiced his delight in being able to do his part to encourage activity that keeps the players focused on developing their skills.
He also holds the distinction of Captaining Guyana to victory in the Inter Guiana’s Cup competition twice.
Arthur stated that more information surrounding the tournament would be released in the coming days while also thanking some other sponsors who have come on board to date; Macorp, Guyana Beverage Inc., Nazar Mohamed, New Thriving Restaurant, Ansa McAl, Eddie Grant, Brian Tiwari, Chris Fernandes, Col. Laurie London, Dr Colin Watson, Ramsay Ali and Courtney Benn.