Omar Persaud and Mark Hoyte each scored one goal to ensure that Lazio FC triumph over Agatash United FC by 2 goals to nil. This has decided the final team to advance into the semi-finals of the Bartica leg of the GFF-KFC Under-20 Knockout Tournament.
Both Lazio goals came in the first half of a scruffy encounter on a rain-soaked pitch. While chances were created at both ends, it was Coach Sherwin DaSilva’s boys who finished early to go ahead in the match. But in the depth of the game, Aston Simmons came up big with a late goal for Agatash United to inspire a fight-back before time was called.
In Friday’s semi-final match, Rising Stars FC will do battle against Potaro Strikers FC; while, on Saturday, the second semi-final will see Rivers View FC coming up against Lazio FC.
The winner of the competition would earn the right to represent Bartica in the National Playoffs of the GFF-KFC Under-20 Tournament in Georgetown. Those playoff matches are scheduled to be staged between May 31 and June 9, 2019.
The Bartica leg of the tournament was played among eight clubs; namely Beacon, Rising Stars, Lazio, Wolves United, Potaro Strikers, Rivers View, Mil Ballers and Agatash FC. The winner of each leg will participate in the national playoffs in Georgetown.
The BFA matches would be played from April 27 to May 20, while the National playoffs are from May 31 to June 9. Eligible players must be born on or after January 1, 1999.
At the association level, should scores remain level at the end of 90 minutes, the match goes straight to penalty kicks; while, for the national playoffs, extra time will be given.
Prizes for the tournament are as follows: first place $500,000; second place $300,000; and third place $200,000.
The tournament is the Bartica leg of a national collaboration between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and the franchise holders of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)