Berbice Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Competition
-NA Kings enjoy similar billing
Following two nights of exhilarating street football, the business end of this year’s Berbice Zone of the Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Competition will bring the curtains down this Saturday, at the New Amsterdam Ferry Stelling.
Defending champions Trafalgar will face Lichfield in the first semi-final, while New Amsterdam Kings tackles East Bank Gunners in the other last four encounter. The question this Saturday will be whether Trafalgar can pull off the back to back win, a feat that Showstoppers couldn’t achieve in the West Coast/ East Bank Zone in February.
The champs have so far displayed ominous form throughout the competition and are expected to survive what is billed as a stern test for them. Players the caliber of Kevin Layne, Olvis Mitchell and Delwyn Fraser will rest on the performances of Allan Garnett, Shelton George and Carlos Grant.
In the feature clash, NA Kings will most likely start as favourites to advance, especially with the likes of Quinn Hazel and Jamal Butts.
On the other hand, East Bank Gunners pursuit of a place in the championship game will depend on how well Sherwin Nicholson and Joseph Giddings perform.
The winning team will receive $300,000 and the championship trophy, while second, third and fourth place finishers will take home $150,000, $100,000 and $75,000 respectively.
It is expected that a number of Banks DIH officials along with media representatives will be on hand to witness the finals of this year’s tournament. The other sponsor on board is Colours Boutique of Robb Street.