Following the successful completion of the 2014 Stag Beer sponsored East Bank
Football Association (EBFA) senior league, the top four clubs were yesterday presented with their cash awards and trophies by Mr. Sean Abel, Assistant Brand Manager, Stag Beer.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at their lot 60 Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, Head Office, Public Relations Officer of Ansa Mc Al Trading, Ms. Darshanie Yusuf in remarks thanked the EBFA for allowing her company to continue the rich partnership with football on the East Bank.
“We at Ansa McAl are very pleased to have been supportive of this tournament which was a success. We followed it from start to finish and are even more pleased since two of the young players from two teams were able to represent Guyana’s Under-17 team in the Caribbean competition.”
Yusuf noted that this kind of returns is heartening and assures them that they are on the right track. She also commended the winning teams and the runners-up for the commitment their displayed over the duration of the two-round competition.
“It is as a result of your hard work and discipline that we are here today, having completed a successful competition that you made possible. You played hard and well and deserve the rewards that you are receiving here today.”
Also offering remarks were Abel and EBFA President Wayne Francois who expressed thanks to Ansa McAl on behalf of the association; Managing Director Ms. Beverley Harper, Marketing Manager Mr. Troy Cadogan and Stag Beer Brand Manager Mr. John Maikoo were all praised for their support.
Abel also congratulated the top teams as well as the other clubs that made up the tournament.
He reminded that his company has over the years invested in the development of Guyana’s sportsmen and women so it was easy to get back on board with the association, noting that they are pleased with the way things went and would have no hesitation in supporting next year.
Grove Hi Tech emerged as winners losing a single game out of 14 (13 wins) to end with 39 points; they won the top prize of $300,000. Agricola Red Triangle returning to competitive football after many years ended as second best losing two of their games, winning 9 and drawing two to accumulate 29 points; they received $150,000.
Third place went to Soesdyke Falcons ($100,000) who ended with 27 points from 9 wins and 5 losses, while Timehri Panthers copped the fourth place ($75,000) with 24 points from 8 wins and 5 losses. The top four also received trophies.
Grove’s Captain, Domini Garnett was the tournament’s Most Valuable Player and Highest Goal Scorer with 21 goals followed by Agricola’s Gordon Grant (15), Kuru Kururu Warriors’ Cordel Johnson (11), while there was 8 apiece for Collis Messiah of Timehri and National Under-17 Joel Dick of Grove.
Copping the best Goalkeeper accolade was Grove’s Michael Matthews, his team accounted for 57 goals while letting in 15 for a positive goal difference of 42.
A total of 114 goals were scored in the first round while 100 rocked the nets in the second round for an overall tally of 214. Grove accounted for 27% of the goals scored, Soesdyke Falcons 17%, Agricola Red Triangle 14%, Timehri Panthers and Kuru Kururu Warriors 13% each. Herstelling Raiders 6% and 5% each for Mocha Champs and Diamond United.
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