Turbo Knockout Tournament
After postponement last week owing to inclement weather, the semi-finals of the Turbo Knockout football competition will kick off tonight at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Ground on Carifesta Avenue.
The double-header kicks off with Mahaica Determinators going head to head with the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) for a spot in the final.
The Georgetown-based side will have to ensure two things are done if they are to secure victory.
They must accumulate an early lead over their East Coast counterparts if they are to set the plan in motion and they must be able to defend late into the game.
Mahaica have shown their dominance in the tournament well after the 75th minute with a number of their goals coming then.
Meanwhile, game two is an all-Georgetown affair as Northern Rangers play Santos. The Rangers have been increasing their team play gradually and this semi will definitely be a test of that.
Their ability to play patient football could be a major asset here when they come up against Santos. Meanwhile, the pace of Santos is not something that should be underestimated. Their ability to play on the break and make opponents pay for the slightest mistake could mean a quick game changer.
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.