The Corona Invitational Football Tournament will conclude this Sunday with a grand finale, and the captains of the opposing teams, Dwain Jacobs (Guyana Police Force) and Shaquille Bowen (Georgetown Football Club) are confident that they could once more produce the winning formula.
Reflecting after his team’s bruising 1-0 victory over Western Tigers, Jacobs believes that the battle was always going to be extremely tough given the history between the sides.
“Western is always a tough challenge. It is one of the most competitive battles all the time. When we come out, we are always prepared since we work very hard.”
Police lost the talented duo of Lerone Charles and Quincy Holder to red cards in their match against the Tigers, a loss which will test their bench strength.
“I liked the team spirit and togetherness; it is unfortunate that we lost the players. We all know you supposed to have more deepness and we have persons and will be looking to execute and produce more conversions,” Jacobs contended.
On the other side of the coin, GFC Captain Bowen’s optimism stems from their 3-0 routing of Northern Rangers in the semi-final.
“We started early and dominated, and we came out and converted. Coach Floyd Cadogan and his plans helped since we stuck to the plan.”
He added, “We are hungry: it has been a while since we won a title and we really want it. We are coming hungry. Each game we are developing. We have energy and we have sustenance.”
The stakes will be high come Sunday at the Georgetown Football Club Ground at Bourda since the championship team will pocket $1 million and the championship trophy, while second to fourth place will respectively pocket $400,000, $200,000 and $100,000 and the corresponding accolades.