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According to organized if there was ever a reason to be at the National Gymnasium, tonight’s opening of the inaugural Guinness Cage / Three Peat Promotions Indoor Competition is the perfect motivation to be there.
Following the forced postponement of the previously scheduled opening last Thursday, the Organisers have decided to give back to the fans for their patience and understanding and have planned sixteen matches for tonight’s round of action which commences at 19:00hrs.
All thirty-two teams will be in action this evening with the winners set to move forward to the round robin stage, while the losers go home.
Among the top teams slated to take to the court are the upcoming Future Stars, a fan favourite, Guyana’s most successful futsal team Sparta Boss , West Front Road ‘Gold is Money, a team that has looked rejuvenated and in fine form and national Guinness champions Dave & Celena All Stars.
These teams are among the early favourites to win the tournament, but teams such as Albouystown ‘A’, West Demerara’s Showstoppers, Champion Boys from Agricola, Tiger Bay, Broad Street, Silver Bullets from the Mining Town of Linden, Sophia and Back Circe are all capable of turning all the early predictions on its head.
This is the first time that fans will get to see non-stop action with the ball being deemed dead only behind the goal line.
It is usually breathtaking stuff with end to end action and fitness will be tested to the maximum.
According to the Organisers, teams’ substitutes will have to be at the same skill and fitness levels for them to survive what is predicted to be a grueling competition with the right of being crowned inaugural champions a top priority.
Sparta Boss’s Eusi Phillips disclosed recently that his team has been undergoing rigorous preparations as they seek to reclaim glory and their monarchy.
“We’ve not been doing well recently, having exited the last three tournaments before the championship game, but we know that we are capable of beating all these teams and we aim to get back to winning ways,” he said.
Meanwhile, West Front Road, winners of the last indoor tournament are in good form and word from the team indicates that they intend to continue on the path of success.
Future Stars has been around for a short time and even though they are stacked with players who’ve played for different teams, their chemistry and skill level has made them a dangerous unit to go up against.
Over $800,000 in prize monies and trophies will be up for grabs with the winner set to receive $400,000 and the championship trophy, while second, third and fourth placed finishers will take home $200,000, $100,000 and $50,000 along with trophies respectively.
The other playing dates for the championship are August 31, September 2, 5, 7, 9 with the final set for September 16, at the same venue.
Among the other sponsors on board are: Star Party Rentals, Faye Joseph, Claude Geddes Recreational Sports Club, National Sports Commission, Windjammer International Hotel & Cuisine, Woodpecker Trophies & Sport, Y.K Investments & Pawn Shop, Henry Chase, Jai Signs, Trophy Stall of Bourda Market and John Fernandes Ltd.