The final four places in the inaugural Guinness/Georgetown Football Association/Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport/National Sports Commission Futsal competition will be know tonight when the quarter-finals are contested at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.
Battle lines have already been drawn with the contesting teams leaving no stones unturned as they seek victory.
Riveting action is anticipated in all four quarter-final match-ups, the first brining together Santos and Fruta Conquerors. Both teams have been improving as the tournament progressed and calling a winner would be a tough task. The experienced pair of Lester ‘Puppy’ Peters and Gerald Gritten will spearhead Conquerors’ challenge while Santos will rely on their veteran captain Seon McKenzie along with Quacy Price, Dwayne Ali and Andy Duke to lead their victory bid.
The Pele/Sunburst Camptown match up, the 2nd quarter-final of the night has the former going into the encounter with the edge based on their experience in this version of the game but Camptown cannot be overlooked as they boost a determined line up led by Kester Alleyne, Reshawn Sandiford, Sherwin Cadogan, Telson McKinnon and Troy ‘Bugs’ Prescod among others.
Pele’s line up includes the experienced Travis ‘Zorro’ Grant, Shemroy Arthur, Troy Kellman, Calvin Shepherd and Okeene Fraser.
Another mouth watering match-up features BK International Western Tigers taking on Uprising. Phillip Rowley and Devon Millington, who has been the Tigers’ inspiration so far, will have to pull out all the stops if the Tigers are to overcome Uprising who will be led by Omali Nassy, Terrence ‘Old Head’ Lewis, O’Riley Small, Colin Clarke and Dwayne Dickson.
The feature game between the Guyana Defence Force and Flamingo will see the latter, an experienced Futsal side coming up against a fiery Army team. Flamingo’s main marksman who will have to be at the top of his game, is the skilled Leon Yaw, but how effective he will be against the most balanced side in the tournament, will be known tonight.
Battling for the GDF will be Marlon Benjamin, Warren Gilkes, Stellon David, Dorian Agard, Kevin Lewis, Jerome Richardson and Seon Brewley.
Fans are in for added entertainment with four exhibition games carded. The Media will put down their pens, cameras and note pads to match skills with the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sport; the Referees will be in action again this time against the New GPC; North East Ruimveldt oppose Tiger Bay, while Upper Level and Clippers will lock horns in the clash of the Barber Shops. Kick off time is 19:30hrs.
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