As top two City teams go on show
The Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) League continues this weekend with the two top teams in the city going on show at the Burnham Basketball Court as the mega contest reaches its second week in the new season.
Eagles, who lost via walkover because they did not show up last weekend, will play newcomers, Den Amstel Bolts in the first game tonight while Plaisance Guardians play Pepsi Sonics in the feature game of the night’s double-header.
Then on Sunday (tomorrow), the Guyana Defence Force comes up against the number one seeded team from the last League, Ravens in the first game with the number two seeded, Pacesetters facing Nirva Knights in the second of two heated contests.
Fourteen teams, including three newcomers, are participating in the League with the sub-association dunking an alley-oop from three major sponsors. The competition is a historic encounter, spanning some four months with 100-plus games.
The competition will attract over $500,000 in prize monies with another sum set aside for getting the top teams equipment. Apart from the prize monies, a GABA initiative will see teams being equipped with balls, uniforms, coolers and other basketball paraphernalia based on how well they perform in the League.
The GABA League will provide the true picture of the level of the sport in Georgetown, which will further enlighten stakeholders. The Georgetown sub-association has not yet made sponsors public because there are still some areas of the deals to be ironed out.
However, the association has indicated that it will not let financial negotiations for the League affect the playing of the sport since players are eager to get into action. The League is expected to test the quality of basketball in Georgetown and fitness of players.
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