Four teams will battle tonight at the Ministry of Education Ground for the remaining two semifinal spots in the ongoing second annual Turbo knockout football tournament which is being organised by the Petra Organisation.
Tonight’s matches in the tournament, which is sponsored solely by Guyana Beverage Inc. that saw it fit to double the prize money in this year’s edition, is scheduled to kick off at 18:30hrs sharp with West Demerara’s Pouderoyen FC matching skills with East Coast Demerara’s Mahaica Determinators.
The feature match will see Georgetown Football Club (GFC) against defending champions Camptown at 20:30hrs.
In their lead up to tonight’s quarterfinals, Pouderoyen defeated Buxton 3-0, while Mahaica needled Fruta Conquerors. Meanwhile, GCC got past Den Amstel 3-0 in their round-of-16 encounter and Camptown had scraped past the stiff Grove Hi-tech 1-0 to keep their hope of a successful title defence alive.
Already making it to the semifinals are Northern Rangers that edged Riddim Squad 3-2 in a thrilling quarterfinal clash last week Friday while the decision regarding the abandoned Police FC versus Santos last-eight match is yet to be announced.
During their feature quarterfinal on Friday, a late goal by Manasseh Primo had equalised the match 2-2 in the 90th minute but a gunshot was discharged into the air, prompting the match officials to abandon the game.
Sources close to the coordinators of the tournament, Petra Organisation, had hinted that a Santos victory was on the cards since the source of the incident was alleged to be a Police supporter.
A release from Petra noted that they will be consulting with the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) on a way forward but pledged that they hope football emerges as the winner at the end of the day.
The tournament will see a total of $1.5 million in cash prizes up for grabs with the winners walking away with $800,000, the runners up will pocket $400,000, third $200,000 and fourth $100,000.
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