Keen action is anticipated tonight at the Banks DIH ground at Thirst Park when the quarterfinals of the inaugural Inter Ministry/ Corporation five-a-side football competition kicks off from 18:00hrs under lights.
It’s win or go home as GNSC come up against Republic Bank, Bank of Guyana play GRA, John Fernandes take on Ministry of Tourism and hosts Banks DIH battle S&G Electrical for the $250,000 first prize. The second prise is $ 150,000 while the third placed team will collect $75,000.
Organizer Mark Young said that all the prize money which amounted to half of a million dollars was donated by Banks DIH under the Powerade brand, while the top three teams will also collect trophies.
Each game is scheduled for 30 minutes and Young is encouraging the fans to come out and support their teams in what is expected to be a festive atmosphere.
“I am satisfied with the competition this the first year of the competition. We began with 22 teams and although the Ministry of Agriculture does not even have a team in the competition they still donated footballs to help make the competition a success. We expect much more teams next year when we should start a lot earlier in the year,” Young said.
Young said Banks DIH is the premium sponsor and has also provided the lights and the ground. The Organizer also thanked all the other sponsors who combined to make the competition a success and wished the teams well as they vie for a semi-final spot tonight.
“Next year should be bigger and better than this year and fans coming to the final night this year on July 21 should be in for a treat since a Celebrity game will be contested before the final,” Young disclosed.
The semi-finals are billed for July 14 and admission tonight is $200.
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