Competitive rivalry in the inaugural Guyana Football Federation (GFF) / National Milling Company of Guyana (NAMILCO) Thunderbolt Flour Power National Under-17 League which would be played in the nine (9) affiliated associations to the GFF is expected to kick off in two associations this weekend.
The East Bank Football Association (EBFA) and Berbice Football Associations (BFA) will get action cracking today and tomorrow. A total of 10 clubs will contest in the EBFA while a similar amount will be locking horns in the BFA.
The EBFA clubs are Herstelling Raiders, Soesdyke Falcons, Grove Hi Tech, Agricola Red Triangle, Kuru Kururu Warriors, Yarrowkabra Jaguars, Friendship All Stars, Mocha Champs, Diamond United and Craig.
Competing in the BFA are Canefield Diamond Strikers, Mahaicony Thunder Hawks, Corriverton Links, Monedderlust, Cougars, New Amsterdam United, East Bank, Paradise Invaders, Hopetown United Rangers and Rosignol United.
While the BFA will kick off tomorrow with a march past of all competing clubs, the EBFA will commence toady with a double header at the Grove Playfield from 13:00hrs.
Herstelling Raiders will open against Soesdyke Falcons with the feature match between Grove Hi Tech and Agricola Red Triangle. Tomorrow’s matches will see Kuru Kururu Warriors matching skills with Yarrowkabra Jaguars making their debut at this level while the main event brings together Friendship All Stars, another debutant and Mocha Champs.
Up in the Ancient county of Berbice, the march past is set for 13:30hrs following the conclusion of the first match between Corriverton Links and Mahaicony Thunder Hawks at the Esplanade Park from 12:30hrs.
Match two pits Paradise Invaders against Canefield Diamond Strikers while the main event of the afternoon will brings together Monedderlust and New Amsterdam United.
Title sponsor, NAMILCO is investing in the vicinity of 35 million dollars over the next 5-years in this national tournament and recently presented balls, goal nets and jersey’s to each association as well as cheque’s valued at $150,000 the first half of a promised contribution that will go towards the administration of the tournaments.
Managing Director of NAMILCO Mr. Bert Sukhai had underscored the need for such an investment when he handed over the equipment and cash to the associations.
“The objective of having a league is worth the investment that we are making and I’m sure the company will also benefit from the sort of publicity that you guys would be giving us over time. We thought it was a good investment that we have gone into and we’re hoping that the various teams are playing not only for themselves but they are playing for the football federation, for the country and for NAMILCO.”
The Managing Director also noted that he is expecting well run tournaments in the various associations that will in due course, redound to moving the game to another level.
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