Mar 26, 2013 Sports
The Georgetown Football Club (GFC) Ground, Bourda is the place to be tonight when the opening quarterfinal round of matches in the annual Mayor’s knockout football tournament are contested.
Home side GFC will be gunning for Alpha United in the opening game of the double header at 18:30hrs and fans are encouraged to turn up early because they will miss the fireworks.
Giant killers, GFC, who have booted Premier League teams BV Triumph United and Western Tigers in the preliminary stage, will come out tonight to ensure Alpha suffers a similar fate.
They will look to leading players Gregory Denny, Dexter Rutherford, Dellon Cadogan, Teashawn Blackman, Reshawn Sandiford and Sherwin Pinder for inspiration.
However, on the other hand, Alpha is definitely a prospect many teams do not relish. They are number one and are bent on keeping it that way. Goalkeeper Richard Reynolds, Travis Grant, Bevon Mosley, Andrew Murray, Dwight Peters, Gregory Richardson and Anthony Abrams are all talented players, most representing Guyana, and will be in no nonsense moods as they look to brush aside the challenge of the upstart Bourda Blues. The competition promises to be intense and fans will not be disappointed.
The second match will see Slingerz of the West side tackle Camptown at 20:30 hrs and this is anticipated to be another exciting encounter.
Slingerz, seeking to stamp their authority on the local football scene, will have their work cut out against Camptown in what should be a ding dong battle.
Slingerz will look to Dwayne Jacobs, Joshua Brown, Anthony Harding, Tichard Joseph, Andre Hector and Kester Jacobs to carry their fight. But Camptown under the eye of former player Troy Prescod will depend on skipper Reshawn Sandiford, Lennox Charles, Devon Forde, Telson McKinnon, Joel Bond and Travis Martin to halt the Westside team in what has the makings of a bruising encounter.
Thursday’s quarterfinals will see Santos opposing Den Amstel, while Fruta Conquerors battle GDF. The respective semis will be contested on Sunday March 31 with the final and third place playoff set for April 7.
The winner in this tournament will cart off $1,000,000, while the runner up will take home $500,000; the third and fourth place finishers will receive $300,000 and $200,000 respectively.
Meanwhile, Ansa McAl has come onboard with the tournament and has agreed to provide the third prize. And CBR Mining, who has been supporting local sports in a big way, is also expected to come on board with the tournament in a big way. Details of their involvement are scheduled to be announced shortly.
The other sponsors on board so far are 2 Brothers gas station, Mohamed’s Enterprise, General Equipment Guyana Ltd, Bakewell, Guyana Beverage Inc and MaCorp.
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