Aug 13, 2017 Sports
-over $800,000 in prizes up for grabs
The glut of futsal tournaments being staged recently will certainly guarantee a high standard of play when the inaugural Guinness Cage Competition, which is being held in collaboration with Three Peat Promotions commences on August 24, at the National Gymnasium.
A release from the Organisers predicts that the new and exciting format will produce a brand of football never seen before and choosing a winner is proving to be a difficult undertaking.
With thirty-two of the top teams in the indoor format scheduled to compete including a team made up of Brazilians from one of the world’s most powerful nations in the sport, fans could expect eight nights of riveting action for prize monies totaling in excess of $800,000 with the winning set to receive $400,000, while second, third and fourth placed finishers will take home $200,000, $100,000 and $50,000 along with trophies.
A source close to the Organisers pointed out that with Sparta Boss, the most successful team in the small-goal format, dip in form, the door is now open for another team to step up and take over the monarchy.
Teams such as Linden’s Dave & Celena All Stars, who’re the current Guinness National champions, Future Stars, West Front Road ‘Gold is Money’, the Brazilian combination, Tucville, Back Circle, Albouystown and Bent Street must be thinking of replacing Sparta Boss, undoubtedly the most dominant team over the past two years.
Another compelling reason for any team to win the tournament is the fact that they will go down as the winners of the inaugural event, a feat that will be etched in the annals of the competition’s history.
Teams have been engaged in serious preparations ever since the tournament was announced and it is anticipated that from Day One the excitement will begin as they seek to make it through the knockout phase over the two opening nights.
Among the stars that will be on show are Future Stars’ Akeemo Anthony, Keiron Solomon and Jeremy Garrett, Broad Street’s Jimmy Gravesande and Lenox Cort, Sparta Boss’s Devon Millington and Gregory Richardson and Sheldon Shepherd, Tucville’s Jermaine Junior and Delon Williams, Dave & Celena’s Rawle Gittens, Keon Sears, Kenard Simon, Randolph Wagner, Hubert Pedro and Jamal Pedro.
The other playing dates for the championship are August 29 and 31, September 2, 5, 7, 9 with the final set for September 16, at the same venue.
Some of the teams invited so far are- Georgetown- Sparta Boss, West Front Road ‘Gold is Money’, Back Circle, Future Stars, Leopold Street, Broad Street, Queen Street Tiger Bay, Albouystown, North East La Penitence, Tucville, Sophia, North Ruimveldt; East Bank Demerara- Champion Boys; Linden- Dave and Celena’s All-Stars; West Demerara- Showstoppers, Hustlers, ESPN; East Coast- BV, Melanie, Plaisance.
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